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Archive for the 'Free Speech' Category

-Should Freedom of Religion Cases Turn Toward Free Speech as a Defense?

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

FREEDOM of RELIGION   FREE SPEECH Is freedom of religion a lessor right than free speech? Not according to the Constitution but in the last 9 years or so religious freedom has been assailed and attacked on so many different fronts that it may seem like it is a civil right that is far more limited […]

-CA Judge: Forcing Bakers to Make Gay Wedding Cakes Violates Free Speech

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

A California judge has ruled in favor of a baker who was sued by the state for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Kern County Judge David Lampe ruled that the state could not force Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, to bake a cake that […]

-Canada: Christian School Ordered to Ban Several Bible Passages?

Friday, June 16th, 2017

School Division Administrators in Alberta, Canada are asking a Christian school to delete several Bible passages their student handbook. The scriptures in question have to do with morality and sexuality from a Christian perspective. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Now the Cornerstone Christian Academy, a former private school that joined the division in 2009, […]

-“Hate Speech Is Not Protected By the First Amendment”-Really?

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Recently, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean tweeted that: “Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment.” Constitutional lawyer Emily Zanotti took exception to Dean in an interview. From The Blaze: For Friday’s episode of “Pure Opelka,” host Mike Opelka invited constitutional lawyer Emily Zanotti to discuss how very wrong […]

-Poll: ‘Offensive’ Speech Should Not Be Protected?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

According to the US Constitution, free speech is still protected in this country. Last week hundreds of students at Berkeley (U of CA) disagreed and rioted to block a scheduled visit by a conservative who they considered to be a purveyor of ‘offensive’ speech. Ironically, over 50 years ago students at the same institution initiated […]

-ABA: Proposed Rule Change Could Affect Religious Freedom of Attorneys?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

UPDATE: The proposed rule was passed. From Townhall: The amended ethics rule now bans the offensive conduct only if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know it is harassment or discrimination. … The guidance that comes with the rule, however, defines discrimination as “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” […]