Tag Archive: constitution

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A Crash Course on the First Amendment

Free speech has been in the news in a big way this week. Between the NFL protests, to Trump’s less-than-diplomatic comments regarding said protests, to Berkeley’s canceled “free speech” week, we’ve been hearing about the First Amendment and free speech a lot. But apparently, a study on college students shows that no one understands the First Amendment (although the validity of this study has been debated). This post is designed to give you an overview of the tradition of free speech and the First Amendment, so (at the very least) you don’t sound like an idiot on Facebook.

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Logical Reasonings / 7.9.14

A) A judge has dismissed Insane Clown Posse’s lawsuit against the FBI for including it on a 2011 list of gangs. Lawsuits, how do they work? The Guardian.

B) Missouri is considering a constitutional amendment that would strengthen the right to bear arms. Washington Post.

C) Nontraditional applicants to law school should also be asking nontraditional questions. U.S. News & World Report.

D) In response to a request by students, Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flags from its chapel. Washington Post.

E) 29 Incredibly Specific Apology Cakes, for those who (among other things) are bad at refilling the Brita. BuzzFeed.