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Joe Kennedy poses in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building after his legal case, Kennedy vs. Bremerton School District, was argued before the court on April 25, 2022. Win McNamee/Getty Images News via Getty Images

Why the Supreme Court’s football decision is a game-changer on school prayer

Kennedy v. Bremerton, a case about a public school teacher’s prayer, helps close out a Supreme Court term in which religion was often in the spotlight.
A woman holds a sign during a protest over shutdowns to control the spread of COVID-19 in April of last year. (Shutterstock)

In order to be saved from misinformation, we need to be exposed to it

Empowering current and future generations to detect and dismiss false and misleading information will be pivotal in developing a democracy resilient to the threat of online misinformation.
The International Olympic Committee has a demonstrated history of controlling athletes’ public statements, despite claiming that athletes are free to express their opinions in press conferences, in media interviews and on social media. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Silence is golden? Olympic athletes’ freedom of speech muted by Games organizers

Can the Olympic industry survive the damage that calls for a Winter Olympics boycott are doing to its brand?
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‘Disappointment and disbelief’ after Morrison government vetoes research into student climate activism’

Addressing urgent and complex problems such as climate change involves research across the full spectrum of society – and that includes Australia’s young people.
Organizations can apply to have their flag temporarily replace the Boston city flag, shown on far right, in front of City Hall. gregobagel/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Can a Christian flag fly at City Hall? The Supreme Court will have to decide

Shurtleff v. Boston, a case argued before the Supreme Court on Jan. 18, raises important questions about free speech and religion in public spaces.

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