First Amendment

Scoot
September 05, 2019 - 12:49 pm
Last weekend’s “straight pride” parade in Boston was the target of protesters, and there were arrests. A Massachusetts judge has decided now to move forward with charges against several of the protesters who were arrested. The district attorney’s office requested dismissal of disorderly conduct and...
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Scoot
July 18, 2019 - 6:43 pm
It was on this day in 1974, the U.S. Justice Department under the Nixon Administration ordered that John Lennon be deported. In other words, because the President of the United States disagreed with what John Lennon stood for – they wanted him sent back to the country from which he came. Sound...
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July 03, 2019 - 1:07 pm
A new survey shows that only 45% of those responding say they are extremely proud to be an American, and that represents an historic low. What’s going on? Many more Republicans say they are extremely proud to be an American than Democrats, but that may have a lot to do with the fact that their...
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Scoot
July 01, 2019 - 2:10 pm
When did defending freedom of speech become an action of the alt-right? There appears to be a growing trend in America of liberal activists showing their disgust for the Trump administration by taking action in public. Last summer, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the...
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Scoot
April 24, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Some of the LGBTQ community is upset over a t-shirt being sold by the owner of a barbeque food truck in Kentucky. Jamie Smith, owner of Belle’s Smokin’ BBQ truck in Williamstown, Kentucky, was selling a T-shirt with the message “I support LGBTQ: Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump, BBQ.” Within a few hours...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana can enforce an age limit of 21 for erotic dancers in bars and nightclubs, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, reversing an earlier decision and rejecting the argument that state law is too vague about how much of a dancer’s breasts and buttocks must be covered...
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Chris Miller
November 07, 2018 - 3:37 pm
President Donald Trump and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta crossed words with each other during Wednesday's post-election White House news conference. Acosta was asking Mr. Trump about some of his statements regarding the migrant caravan when the president told Acosta "you should let me...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:01 am
A billboard bashing President Donald Trump outside of Union Township, NJ, which is 12 miles west of New York City, reads: “Our Leader The Idiot!” A New York activist is paying for the billboard to promote his documentary film. Protected by the First Amendment, the billboard is controversial because...
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Newell Normand
July 12, 2018 - 8:05 pm
Do you think the NFL's national anthem policy '”infringes on the players rights?” Well, that's what the NFL Players Association is contending, so they've filed a grievance challenging the policy. The NFLPA says the league issued the policy without consulting them, which is “inconsistent with the...
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Scoot
October 19, 2017 - 11:25 am
It is always a challenge when we are faced with the idea of supporting speech we hate. Understanding the far-reaching protection of the First Amendment is easy when you agree with the message, but standing up for the First Amendment can be challenging if it’s a message you hate. The University of...
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