Posts in First Amendment
How the Grinch stole Twitter, and made a first amendment case.

On November 29th, President-elect Trump tweeted that “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”[1] I picture him sitting atop Trump tower, high above Whoville with a sly Grinchian smirk creasing his lips, as his thumbs masterfully crafted his plans to steal the media’s dignity…again.

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Selfie Schtick

One could argue, I believe successfully, that what has lead us to the 2016 election is that of a society dominated by appearance over substance.  The argument would advance the theory that same sort of idolatry that elevated the Kardashians also supports viewing political candidates through a similar troubling lens.

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The First Amendment: little protection on the sports field, or in boardroom.

The First Amendment is often cited and frequently misunderstood. More specifically the free speech clause of the same is raised as some sort of supernatural shield against all adverse actions to the speaker.  Take for instance the cases of U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo and the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick.

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