Post Tagged with: "1st Amendment"

Lessons from Obamacare (and the HHS Mandate)

Lessons from Obamacare (and the HHS Mandate)

October 24, 2013 at 8:40 am 0 comments

Abortion Always Wins; Religion and Logic Always Lose by Matt Bowman: I was at Columbia Law School recently to debate Obamacare. My opponent was a very friendly attorney from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), Aram Schvey. We had a lively exchange and Mr. Schvey was a consummate gentleman. But […]

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Tweets are Speech, Too

Tweets are Speech, Too

July 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm 1 comment

Why Teen’s Arrest for “Terror Tweet” was Unconstitutional by Evan Bernick: Apparently, police are not so busy with violent crimes that they don’t have the time and resources to arrest teenagers for staying stupid things on the internet. They might want to consider using their spare time to brush up […]

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“All or Nothing:” The Boy Scouts and the Right of Association

“All or Nothing:” The Boy Scouts and the Right of Association

June 14, 2013 at 8:30 am 2 comments

by Ryan Mulvey: Last month, the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) changed its long-standing yet controversial membership policy.  Whereas the BSA previously excluded openly homosexual youth and adults from its ranks—claiming homosexuality to be inconsistent with the principles of scouting—gay youth will now be permitted to retain their membership.  Gay […]

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The Dubious Argument that the Establishment Clause Bars Pro-Life Laws

The Dubious Argument that the Establishment Clause Bars Pro-Life Laws

October 25, 2012 at 10:15 am 2 comments

by Jessica Bell I’ll admit it: I read comments on online news stories. I like to get a sense of the opinions of laypeople who are motivated enough about a topic (or have enough free time) to weigh in. I have found that whenever the topic of abortion arises, invariably […]

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Turning Private to Public:

Turning Private to Public:

October 15, 2012 at 8:30 am 1 comment

How the First Amendment Can Inspire a Fairer Economy by Matt Cavedon One of the most noble, and difficult, tasks of a democratic society is to turn the political efforts of individuals and groups away from seeking their gain at the expense of others, and towards an order which serves […]

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Contradictory Positions on First Amendment Freedoms

Contradictory Positions on First Amendment Freedoms

October 9, 2012 at 8:45 am 0 comments

by Prof. Patrick Garry There are two consistent truths about First Amendment speech and religion freedoms: first, there is always someone or some group in favor of them, while at the same time someone or some group opposed to them; and second, there is often little consistency from case to […]

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A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

September 20, 2012 at 8:30 am 1 comment

by Marie A. Connelly Jiminy Cricket once urged Pinocchio to “always let your conscience be your guide.”  He instructed Pinocchio to do the right thing and summon his conscience to help him distinguish right from wrong.   The story of Pinocchio teaches us that a well-formed conscience is necessary for moral […]

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