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INSIDE the First AMENDMENT: Is C+ good enough for our freedoms?

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By Gene Policinski

When it comes to our core freedoms, is a “C+” grade good enough?

A new “First Amendment Report Card,” released by the First Amendment Center of the Newseum Institute, gives our First Amendment freedoms — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — a barely passing grade.

The grades were assigned by 15 panelists from across the political spectrum, some of them experts on First Amendment issues overall, and some who focus on specific areas such as religion or press.


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