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W[h]ither the First Amendment

September 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Whither and wither sound the same, but mean different things. Not to worry. The Republican Party has all bases covered. Few people know that one of the primary aims of the First Amendment was to protect the right — the supposedly unalienable right — to protest. Think about it: freedom to assemble, freedom of speech, […]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election

First, We Fire All the Liberals

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Erwin Chemerinsky is one of the most renowned of constitutional scholars; he’s been rightly called a “demi-god.” U.C. Irvine is apparently trying to get a new law school off the ground. I say “apparently,” because they’re sure going about it in a funny way. They may have shot themselves in the foot before they started: […]

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Tags: Culture Wars

Truly Scary

July 28th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Creative Loafing Atlanta | NEWS & VIEWS | CAREFUL: THE FB-EYE MAY BE WATCHING Remember that freedom of speech includes the freedom to read. This is a story that’s, quite frankly, both difficult to believe and not difficult to believe at all these days. And that’s what makes it so scary.

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Tags: Freedom of Speech