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Athletes should not be required to stand for the National Anthem.

One of the biggest controversies of 2016 was when star quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers Collin Kaepernick Knelt during the playing of the National Anthem during three preseason football games during the NFL season. 847 more words

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Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press

I put this up right outside my office door to remind everybody who walks into our TV station how important it is that journalists do their job. 86 more words


Student sues L.A. School District for restricting his right to free speech

Pierce College student, Kevin Shaw, 27, sued the Los Angeles Community College District this week for restricting his first amendment right of passing out copies of the Constitution on campus because he wasn’t in the school’s 600 square foot “free speech zone.” 223 more words


#BlessTheWorld donation to high school football field unravels

GREENFIELD, Ind. — A $50,000 donation to Greenfield-Central Schools came with a condition the school board was hesitant to adhere to, Fox59 reports.

An anonymous group wanted to contribute to the high school’s new turf football field. 392 more words


Lawyer: Sexually Explicit Emails, Videos Between Teacher, Teen Protected

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a former high school English teacher in New Hampshire accused of sending sexually explicit emails and videos to a 16-year-old female student says the material isn’t obscene and is protected speech under the state and U.S. 402 more words


A California college student is suing after his campus prevented him from handing out pocket Constitutions

On Tuesday, 27-year-old Kevin Shaw filed a lawsuit against Pierce College in Los Angeles, Calif., after he says his First Amendment right to free speech was violated by the campus’ use of a “free speech area.” 607 more words

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Obstruction or democracy?

We keep hearing TV broadcasters asking Democratic members of Congress whether their attempts to rebut the Trump Administration’s platform isn’t just the same sort of obstructionism that Republicans were accused of during the Obama Administration. 407 more words