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ACLU Gets Md. Town To Rescind Campaign Sign Limits

The western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds.

07/10/2014

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Nativity Scene In Western Md. Stirs Discussion

Officials in the western Maryland town of Hancock are disassociating themselves from a Nativity scene in a public park that has raised concerns from a First Amendment group.

12/05/2013

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Newseum In D.C. Makes Changes As Funding Falls Short

In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it’s been struggling mightily to cover its costs.

07/08/2013

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Newseum Offers Free Summer Admission For Youth

The Newseum its waiving its admission fee for youth visitors ages 18 and under during the summer months.

06/26/2012

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Police Recording Sparks Debate In Baltimore

There’s growing criticism over a cell phone video of city police officers threatening to arrest a man who is recording them.

02/15/2012

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Court Rules For Ocean City Street Performer

A U.S. District judge in Baltimore has ruled that Ocean City cannot prevent an artist from selling his work on the Boardwalk until a trial is held on the matter.

09/12/2011

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Boardwalk Performer Sues Ocean City On Free Speech

A street performer is suing Ocean City, saying the town violated his First Amendment rights by restricting where he can produce his art and keeping him off the boardwalk.

07/09/2011