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He also asked for an analysis of First Amendment rights regarding speech and assembly, as well as the legal fallout seen when gun shows have been ... surges of protest have followed mass shootings—for example, in 1999 after Columbine and in 2013 after Sandy Hook—but activists were never able to ...
Along with their self-styled 'assault weapons' ban, the anti-gun activist crowd is bringing back a few tired myths in hopes of gaining support from gun control fence-sitters. The worst in my opinion is the musket myth. The musket myth is one of the most disingenuous arguments used by anti-gun activists and ...

Few tenets are as historically ingrained in American society as the First Amendment, but as the US struggles to find the limits and scope of its free speech, ... Activist groups have estimated that up to 30,000 dissenters may have been imprisoned for “political purposes” in the country, while others have been ...
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Immigrant rights activists protested outside a Department of Homeland Security office in downtown Grand Rapids Wednesday afternoon. ... When they demonstrate, she said, they are exercising their First Amendment rights and following a long history of protest for rights in this country.
... of politics? Activists meet in Clayton on how to try ... “We need to rescue the First Amendment and protect free speech for all Americans.” ... Stuart Shadwell, who was in the audience for the Clayton town hall, said he considers himself a “First Amendment absolutist” and would support a 28th Amendment.
Harrisburg resident Charles Lanza conducts "First Amendment audits" - videos taken by a loosely organized group of civil rights activists who claim there is a Constitutional right to film inside public buildings. The activists are frequently involved in verbal confrontations with public officials, and experts ...

But Robertson does think that's as far as Vermont needs to go. So when he saw a New York Times article quoting a young Vermont gun control activist saying the bills passed by the Legislature were "a good first start," he decided to exercise his First Amendment for the Second Amendment. “We felt that our ...
OLMOS PARK, Texas - A second amendment advocate is suing an Olmos Park police officer after she claims he restricted her first amendment rights. In the lawsuit she claims she was shoved, her phone and camera knocked out of her hands while she was recording an arrest. And she has it on video. Joanna Castro is ...
In a bid to stifle the backlash against its harsh enforcement policies, federal agents are now targeting high-profile immigration activists in addition to the immigrants themselves. This is an affront to the First Amendment; by targeting lawful citizens for speaking out, the administration shows that in its zeal to ...
"This issue has been percolating for awhile," said Tinker, who now speaks to students about the First Amendment and visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 2013 as part of a tour of schools. "It really started with Black Lives Matter and it's just the mistreatment of young people has gotten to the breaking point.
Called March for Our Lives, the main event there started at noon, featuring some of the most prominent student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas ... On Saturday, the White House said in a statement, “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today.
“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said ... The White House issued the statement as hundreds of thousands of young people and gun control activists flooded Washington, D.C., and cities ...
This was done using the activists' social media accounts even for events expected to be non-violent and peaceful. The DHS provides surveillance to local government decision-makers. The DHS' actions are an example of intimidation of an exercise of First Amendment rights. Additionally, Black Lives Matter ...
Now seems like a perfect time for opponents to rally around unfettered debate and the First Amendment, suggests Tuccille. Instead, lefty academics and activists are lining up to agree with Trump that a free press and individual rights to freedom of speech, belief, and association are indeed overrated overall.
Another set of DHS and FBI documents revealed in November 2017 show how federal agencies characterized Black protestors as “Black Supremacist Extremists” and portrayed protected First Amendment protest activity as violence-inciting as a justification to surveil activists. The documents were in stark ...
The newly released documents suggest the FBI put resources toward running informants, as well as physical surveillance of antiracist activists. ... “The FBI does not engage in surveillance of individuals exercising their First Amendment rights,” said Rebecca Wu, a public affairs officer with the FBI in St. Louis ...
Two of the undocumented activists who have been arrested and put in deportation proceedings have filed First Amendment lawsuits claiming their free speech ... on the U.S. government "to guarantee that no action, including detention and deportation, as a means of retaliation, is taken against" the activist.

A decision by Columbus police to arrest the three activists and a fourth person who joined them, who has yet to go on trial, created an uproar among many in the local LGBT community, who denounced the police action for violating the four activists' First Amendment right to protest peacefully. The arrested ...
Some schools are threatening to punish these young activists. But others are trying to work with them. As one ... Des Moines Independent Community School District that public high school students do have First Amendment speech rights while on campus. Those rights are limited, however. Specifically, the ...
... School in Parkland, Florida, while also advocating for stronger gun laws. At some schools, teachers and faculty members discouraged protestors and threatened punishment. But at Mundy's Mill, the staff was more than encouraging, and gave the students the tools to exercise their First Amendment rights.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A makeshift memorial made up of 7,000 pairs of shoes took shape on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, as gun control activists dramatized the number of children killed in the United States by gunfire since the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. The shoe demonstration ...
The plaintiff in this case is asserting a First Amendment right not to be compelled to support unions, even when that “support” is limited to payment for services from which he benefits. The op-ed to which I link focuses on the unintended consequences of his likely victory–consequences that would give pause ...
Tinker established that, as Justice Abe Fortas wrote in the decision, students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate,” fortifying students' First Amendment rights in a public-school setting. Notably, the ACLU represented the students involved in ...
Mary Beth Tinker spoke in the Wildcat Chamber on Feb. 24 on the constitutional rights of students and young people. Tinker is an American free speech activist known for her role in the 1969 Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case, which ruled that Warren Harding Junior High School could not punish ...
With his attorney, Alina Das of the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative, Ragbir has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government alleging that ICE targets immigrants for deportation because ... “The retaliation against activists, not just Ravi, by ICE — there's a lot of people at stake in that case,” Trivedi said.
In the next few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear arguments and reach conclusions on a series of important First Amendment cases which, at first glance, ... to be very reluctant to enforce the First Amendment, accusing the liberals of being activists on that constitutional provision and others," Smith writes.
A lawsuit brought by immigrant rights groups and filed in the federal district court in the Southern District of New York further alleges Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is targeting immigrant rights activists with repression. Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, who recently had his deportation ...
Immigrant rights activist Ravi Ragbir, with the backing of several pro-immigration rights groups, is suing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a New York federal district court. He's claiming that ICE violated his First Amendment rights by detaining him based only on his vocal activism. Why it matters: There's expected ...
A number of cases across the country have immigrant activists crying foul and claiming their First Amendment rights are being violated. NPR's John Burnett joins us now ... She turned into a well-known activist in the Northwest, speaking out against ICE's detention policies. In December, though, she had ...
The first claims the Iowa law “is (a) content and viewpoint-based restriction of (the Plaintiff's) speech in violation of the First Amendment,” and the second says the statute “is unconstitutionally overboard in violations of the First Amendment.” The split decision over what parts of the complaint can and cannot ...
Local activists long have challenged the city on its ordinance and applauded Thursday's action from the council chambers. A key point of contention has been the cost associated with what the city calls “First Amendment” processions — the constitutional freedom to assemble in public. Assessing fees for ...


 

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