Truth? Social: Trump’s new platform takes advantage of the law he once criticized

By Rachel Allore, Staff Writer Vol. 20 Social media outlets provide an unprecedented scope to the modern-day internet; anything from innocuous life updates to scathing anonymous comments can reach thousands of people every second. This space brings novel First Amendment issues directly to our screens, and social media sites rely on an obscure and specific … Continue reading Truth? Social: Trump’s new platform takes advantage of the law he once criticized

Banning Reality: Attempts to Restrict Books with Anti-Racist and Anti-Cop Views in the Wake of 2020 Protests

By Sydney Welch, Staff Member Vol. 20 This post is dedicated to Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and the thousands of other Black Americans who have been unjustly murdered by police. During the summer of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was raging, presidential election campaigns were in high gear, and public attention turned to racial … Continue reading Banning Reality: Attempts to Restrict Books with Anti-Racist and Anti-Cop Views in the Wake of 2020 Protests

First Amendment Implications of Curfews During Black Lives Matter Protests

By: Elizabeth Ernest, Staff Member, Vol. 19 Since last May, protests have taken place across the country in response to police brutality against Black Americans. In response, many cities implemented city-wide curfews. In Raleigh, North Carolina, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin implemented a preventive curfew in anticipation of the response to the shooting of Jacob Blake. Although … Continue reading First Amendment Implications of Curfews During Black Lives Matter Protests

Militarized Policing Tactics Tread Upon First Amendment Rights

By Dreshawn McFadden, Staff Member Vol. 19 Free Speech and the Chilling Effects of Police Tactics During my first year of law school, I was reintroduced to the renowned First Amendment to the US Constitution, which states, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right … Continue reading Militarized Policing Tactics Tread Upon First Amendment Rights

NEWSFLASH!

Happy MLK Day!! Here is the latest First Amendment News! Top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds, a federal judge  The Women’s March kicked off Saturday in Washington, D.C., shortly after leaders released a sweeping policy document that includes opposition … Continue reading NEWSFLASH!

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