Build Your Own Beretta: 3D Printed Firearms and Their Place in First Amendment Jurisprudence

By: Ariana Rosenthal 3D Guns: The Case and Controversy The widespread concern certainly is not unfounded. These guns will be printed by private individuals, using a code they obtain for free on the internet – no regulations, no licensing, no gun safety courses required and no waiting period longer than the time it takes the … Continue reading Build Your Own Beretta: 3D Printed Firearms and Their Place in First Amendment Jurisprudence

Newsflash!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! Here is the latest First Amendment news to help you get through those post-holiday Monday blues!! The Wisconsin high school students who appeared to perform a Nazi salute in a prom photo will not be disciplined by the school. Baraboo School District Administrator Lori Mueller said the students in … Continue reading Newsflash!

Not Peace, but a Sword: Janus and the weaponizing of free speech

By Daniel J. Root The case and the controversy Last June, the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31 overturned a forty-one-year-old precedent. At issue was whether public employees who are not union members can be required to pay union dues. Under Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, non-union members could be required to … Continue reading Not Peace, but a Sword: Janus and the weaponizing of free speech

“I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me”: Police Infiltration of Protests

~Photo by Niv Singer, (public domain - https://unsplash.com/photos/LkD_IH8_K8k) By: Wilson Greene             Director Spike Lee’s newest film, BlacKkKlansman, dramatizes the true story of how Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, led a police infiltration of a local branch of the Ku Klux Klan. The operation was simple: Stallworth contacted … Continue reading “I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me”: Police Infiltration of Protests

Newsflash! 10/15-10/29

Good morning! I hope everyone has had a restful weekend. Here is your latest First Amendment News. Gab has been taken offline following revelationsthat the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue gunman used the social network to threaten Jews. The FBI is investigating after a suspicious packageaddressed to the CNN Center in Atlanta was intercepted Monday morning at … Continue reading Newsflash! 10/15-10/29

“Silent Sam” and Freedom of Speech. An intersection of the “marketplace of ideas,” viewpoint discrimination, and government speech

By Robert Daniel   A. Tumbling Down Bronze meets the dirt. On August 20, 2018, protesters forced “Silent Sam” down to the ground. In 1913, the Daughters of the Confederacy erected the statue in memory of UNC students who fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Silent Sam has been a point of controversy … Continue reading “Silent Sam” and Freedom of Speech. An intersection of the “marketplace of ideas,” viewpoint discrimination, and government speech

Newsflash!!

Happy Monday Morning! Hope everyone is falling in love with this amazing fall weather! Here is your most recent First Amendment news to enjoy while sipping that pumpkin spice latte! Carolina Panthers Coach Ron Rivera defended the new player, Eric Reid’s decision to continue protesting by kneeling during the national anthem. Reid stated that “I believe … Continue reading Newsflash!!

A More Perfect Union? The Future of Public Unions in the Wake of Janus. By Brandon Mayes

The Supreme Court recently held in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31that a state law requiring non-union workers to subsidize public union activities violates the free speech rights of non-members by forcing them to subsidize private speech regarding matters of public concern. Despite the obvious, this decision does not have to be a disaster for public … Continue reading A More Perfect Union? The Future of Public Unions in the Wake of Janus. By Brandon Mayes