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Serving both college and high school journalists, SPLC gives legal advice and provides up-to-date information about free speech, libel and access laws.

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The Legal information Institute has organized the justices (with bios) by their votes on important cases.

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Knowledge of how the world works is the special province of copy editors, and the work that they do - putting a story "in printable form with its values disclosed and brought within the understanding of the reader," as Adolph Ochs once said - protects a news organization's relationship with its audience. Hear more of what Nieman Curator Bob Giles had to say and download the full text of his speech. It's one of nine sessions at Editing the Future.

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When The New York Times published an ad from the Committee to defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South, a chain of events started that set the foundation for today's interpretation of the First Amendment and libel law.

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Serving both high school and college journalists, SPLC gives legal advice and provides up-to-date information about free speech, libel and access laws.

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Poynter offers guidelines, articles, e-mailed columns, a toll-free hotline if you need some advice - even help for students doing research papers.

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The Freedom of Information Center at the University of Missouri is all about helping you get what you need from public documents and meetings.

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The First Amendment is one of three areas of interest to the Freedom Forum, along with the Newseum and diversity. The First Amendment Center shares a wealth of resources, from research to legal upates to podcasts. And if you ever wondered how to fill out a FOIA request, this site will tell you.

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Cornell University has created one of the Web’s most comprehensive sources of legal information.

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The court of last resort - the Supreme Court - tracks current cases, archives old cases and links to relevant federal organizations.

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The Medill School of Journalism updates coverage of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and archives stories from previous terms.

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The center offers free information and advice to student journalists and educators.

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