Not surprisingly, last week’s multiple posts about the racists who attend games at Boston’s Fenway Park brought out the commenters who view these sorts of things as assaults on free speech.
They’re probably racist too, a study released last week from the University of Kansas says.
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Gregory Watson was so unhappy with the ‘C’ he received from teacher Sharon Waite, he started working to advance the subject of his paper: The proposed 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that hadn’t garnered enough states’ approval to be added.
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The Minnesota Supreme Court today essentially enacted what the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year, telling authorities if they want to get drunk drivers off the road by testing their urine or blood, they need to get a warrant. Read more →
A history teacher in North Carolina is bound to get into some hot water for teaching kids about history, specifically the First Amendment of the Constitution which gives the right to burn, cut, or step on the American flag.
So that’s what Lee Francis did at his high school on Monday. Read more →
The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is out with its annual assessment of knowledge about how the U.S. government works. And it’s not pretty. Again.
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If nothing else comes from the growing protests by professional and high school football players during the National Anthem, at least some coaches/educators are getting schooled in the Constitution. Read more →
There aren’t that many moments when you hear someone interviewed on the radio, and you feel a tear forming from the pride of it all. Read more →
An artist’s proposal to build a labyrinth in Delano as part of a public arts project is on hold for now after city leaders raised concern that it has religious overtones. Read more →
Monday’s Supreme Court decision basically allows evidence in an illegal search to be used against you. It hasn’t attracted much attention but that’s the nature of how constitutional rights disappear. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has found a key provision of a law designed to prevent using the internet to contact children about sex unconstitutional.
The court ruled in the case of Krista Ann Muccio. a cafeteria worker in Simley High and Inver Grove Heights Middle School, who was ‘sexting’ a 15-year old boy. Read more →
It’s been an ongoing issue between the police and the people they serve for several years now, despite ruling after ruling that people have a right to stand on a public street and film the actions of police. Read more →
Only about half of those surveyed said they ever took a class in high school that included lessons on the Constitution. It shows. Read more →
If you didn’t know history well, you might be tempted to think that as our country ages, the U.S. Constitution gets weaker, not stronger.
The country has gotten comfortable with the notion that freedom can only be won with a gun.
It’s not quite true and the death of Al Bendich reminds us of that. More often that not, it comes from a lawyer who’ll stand up to power. Read more →
If I shout at you while driving, ‘hey, there’s a cop up ahead and he’s running a speed trap,’ there’s no way that is a crime. If people can throw as much money as they want at candidates in the name of free speech, I certainly have the right to say what I want. At least, for now.
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There are two ways to look at today’s national controversy over the gaffe on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ backside: (1) How dare they says John Hancock signed the Constitution? or (2) Hey, Americans are reading the Constitution! Read more →