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

“Play[ing] In the Joints” of the First Amendment: Application of Montana Constitution’s “No Aid” Provision Violates Free Exercise Clause

By: Kristopher L. Caudle* The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides two fundamental guarantees for all citizens: The government shall not establish an official religion; and the government shall not infringe upon a citizen’s right to freely exercise their chosen religion. However, the Supreme Court continues to recognize areas where there is ample … Continue reading “Play[ing] In the Joints” of the First Amendment: Application of Montana Constitution’s “No Aid” Provision Violates Free Exercise Clause

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