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Trump administration officials play defense over backlash to his comments about NFL and NBA players

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on "This Week." ABC<p><b>On Friday, President Donald Trump called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem.</b><p><b>Players, owners, and star athletes from other sports defended their First Amendment rights on Saturday.</b><p><b>Trump continued his attacks through</b> …

Donald Trump

Mnuchin: Players have First Amendment rights "off the field"

"The NFL has all different types of rules ... it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time," Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said …

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NYT Writes Nearly 1,500 Words On Berkeley... Left Out One Important Detail

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The New York Times published a nearly 1,500-word feature on University of California, Berkeley and the …

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Trump after 'lock her up' chant: Talk to Jeff Sessions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump told an Alabama crowd Friday night that if "Crooked Hillary" Clinton had won the 2016 election, "you would not have a Second Amendment."<p>"You'd be handing in your rifles," Trump said. "You'd be turning over your rifles."<p>The comment was met by chants of "lock …

Politics

I’m a Conservative College Student. The First Amendment Is Dying On Campuses Like Mine.

As a conservative columnist for my campus newspaper, it’s not unusual for me to be derided and accused of hate by leftist students.<p>Some have been …

Conservative View

These provocative posters will make you think differently about 'We the People'

An image from “We the People,” ThoughtMatter’s project to make the U.S. Constitution more accessible. Courtesy of ThoughtMatter<p>Americans don’t know …

Constitutional Amendments

Breaking: John McCain a NO on Graham-Cassidy

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John McCain

Far too many college students have little comprehension of the First Amendment

The Brookings Institute conducted a survey of 1,500 college students around the nation, and found fully 44 percent think hate speech — whatever that …

Conservative View

NYT's Fuller's Bizarre Take on First Amendment at Berkeley: 'Can Cause Physical Pain'

The <i>New York Times</i>’ Thomas Fuller filed from Berkeley, former home of the Free Speech Movement, which has devolved into headquarters for violent …

Conservative View

Court Upholds Fourth Amendment -- Police Need A Warrant To Track Cellphones

Cellphone-tracking devices originally designed for use on foreign battlefields in Iraq (the StingRay II,” made by the Harris Corp. is a popular brand) are now being used by police departments in at least 23 states and the District of Columbia.<p>So do they constitute an invasion of privacy? Should the …

Surveillance

Anti-First Amendment Culture Emerges

Public school teachers, college professors, doctors, and lawyers will all face tremendous pressure to capitulate<p>to this ideology as a condition of …

Conservative View

Another Weak Defense of Feinstein

In this <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed, Boston College law professor Cathleen Kaveny asserts that “there is no evidence that [Senator Dianne] Feinstein was …

Eighth Amendment

College students have a high tolerance for limiting speech

President Trump is sometimes criticized for what his critics say is a lack of support for the First Amendment based on his frequent attacks on the mainstream media.<p>But it appears that he's not the only American who thinks there's no place for viewpoints that a listener finds offensive. Some …

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OMNIVORE: Arming the Second Amendment

Legacy of the Second Amendment

Second Amendment

The Graham-Cassidy Bribe for Lisa Murkowski’s vote: Alaska can keep Obamacare, everyone else suffers

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“What Do You Say To People Who Think They Have Nothing to Hide?”

<i>Hawa Allan</i> | <i>Longreads</i> | <i>September 2017</i> | <i>3580 words (15 minutes)</i>“Big Brother” has become shorthand for the inescapable gaze of governmental authority, …

Surveillance

A Shocking Number of College Kids Think Violence Against a Speaker Is OK

The results of a recent study on free speech suggest the future of the First Amendment is in peril.<p>Results of a survey published this week by the Brookings Institute paint an pretty bleak picture of how college students view free speech in the US. John Villasenor, a researcher at Brookings, asked …

First Amendment

Shapiro at 'National Review': College Students vs. The First Amendment

The First Amendment is in serious trouble.<p>According to a new poll from Brookings Institution, nearly one in five college students support the use of …

Conservative View

Our Demagogue

On Tuesday, as world leaders addressed the United Nations General Assembly, diplomats were lectured by an authoritarian, a torture apologist, a …

Rights & Freedoms

Citizens' Assembly chair concerned at increasing use of abortion pills

The chair of the citizens' assembly has warned politicians any changes to the eighth amendment risk facing immediate High Court challenge unless they …

Rights & Freedoms

Citizens' Assembly chairwoman concerned at increasing use of abortion pills

Mrs Justice Mary Laffoy said she was concerned that it was a growing phenomenon, with fewer women travelling to the UK and Netherlands for the …

News (Ireland)

Citizens' assembly 'failed to adequately consider use of abortion pills'

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy has revealed she is concerned about the lack of consideration the Citizens' Assembly gave to the frequency of Irish women …

News (Ireland)

► VIDEO: Protests on Eighth Amendment and homelessness mark return of Dáil

Protests on Eighth Amendment and homelessness mark return of Dáil<p>Irish News<br>• Sep 20, 2017<p>After the summer recess the Dáil returned to protests over the …

Eighth Amendment

The End Of The First Amendment

Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley.<p>The preparations for the visit were patently insane. First, the school charged the …

Conservative View

More Than a Third of Americans Have No Idea What the First Amendment Says

This morning, my colleague Robby Soave shared the troubling finding that 44 percent of students at four-year universities wrongly believe that the …

First Amendment

The First Amendment does not give you blanket protection for vile social media behavior

Last spring, an employee with Florida’s Seminole County clerk's office made national news when he called for the lynch-mob-style execution of Florida's first black chief prosecutor.<p>Like many people, assistant financial director Stan McCullars was angry about Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis …

Law

How Far College Students Would Go to Stop a Controversial Speaker

One of the true cornerstones of American exceptionalism is the First Amendment.<p>But the free speech protection that the First Amendment provides is …

Conservative View

Poll: Most College Students Don't Think the First Amendment Protects 'Hate Speech' (It Does)

Christine flagged this survey yesterday, but I wanted to circle back to it because it's so worrisome. The biggest splash from the data was that …

Conservative View

Appeals Court Rules SPD's Use of Force Policy Doesn't Violate the Second Amendment

Your right to bear arms is safe, SPD. by Steven HsiehWe'll be damned. Policy intended to prevent unconstitutional policing is not unconstitutional. …

Seattle

The U.S. has been arguing about the Bill of Rights since 1791

Welcome back to The Monkey Cage’s weekly presentation of Founding Principles, short videos designed to explain American government and how it works — in theory and in practice. We started by looking at the structure of the government (Congress, the presidency and the courts) and then at public …

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