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Mexican Teachers Block Roads in Chiapas
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Mexican Teachers Block Roads in Chiapas

SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Chiapas—Teachers from Section 40 of the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (National Union of Education Workers) blocked highways at three places in Mexico’s southernmost state Feb. 8 to demand the rebuilding of classrooms damaged in last September’s earthquake and pay for teachers and other workers hired in the…

SPIRIT OF THE LAW:  Should Officials be Allowed to Arrest People for Engaging in Free Speech?
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SPIRIT OF THE LAW: Should Officials be Allowed to Arrest People for Engaging in Free Speech?

Federal courts are divided over whether a police officer or government official can be sued for arresting someone merely for exercising their right to free speech. Several courts have created a legal barrier to such suits that makes it almost impossible for wrongly arrested citizens to prevail, even if there is overwhelming evidence that the arrest…

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