5 Things You Should Know About Religion And Freedom Of Speech

5 Things You Should Know About Religion And Freedom Of Speech

Hello, dear readers, your friendly liberal lawyer is back with another guide to the oft-misunderstood first amendment. This week we’ll look at religious free speech, specifically, what clergy can and cannot say and what lines they must not cross. 1. The Basics As you may remember from my first freedom of speech piece, the first […]

What That SCOTUS Travel Ban News Actually Means

What That SCOTUS Travel Ban News Actually Means

You’ve no doubt seen by now the news about President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. At first blush, it seems like a radical reversal from all those lower court rulings blocking the ban. But like everything in the law, it’s more complicated than that. So what does this news actually mean? Let a lawyer walk […]

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

In the digital age, everyone has the ability to have an opinion. Freedom of Speech is one of the most important pillars of the collection of rights we have as American citizens. Our first President George Washington declared that “if freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep […]

Obama Blasts Trump DACA Decision As ‘Self-Defeating’ And Morally Wrong

Obama Blasts Trump DACA Decision As ‘Self-Defeating’ And Morally Wrong

Former President Barack Obama released a statement today blasting Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. Obama signed the executive order creating the program in June 2012 and sees ending it as a move that’s “contrary to our spirit, and to common sense.” The Trump administration has tried to […]

Smart Politics: How James Mattis Is Undermining Trump’s Transgender Ban

Smart Politics: How James Mattis Is Undermining Trump’s Transgender Ban

This week Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered a comprehensive study of transgender troops after President Donald Trump decided to ban them from serving in the military. In the meantime, transgender troops will still be allowed to serve in their current roles, a move that LGBT groups praised. While to the casual observer this just seems […]

Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz Hypocrite Over Hurricane Relief (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz Hypocrite Over Hurricane Relief (VIDEO)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made an appearance on CNN this morning, and boy, did he have some things to say about hurricanes. Specifically he wanted to vent his anger about Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz on his apparent double standard in opposing Superstorm Sandy relief but requesting federal aid for Texas after Hurricane Harvey: […]

Trump Gets Blasted Over Arpaio Pardon From Both Right And Left (VIDEO)

Trump Gets Blasted Over Arpaio Pardon From Both Right And Left (VIDEO)

The Senate leaders of both the Republicans and Democrats are offering criticism for President Donald Trump in the wake of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s controversial pardon. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wasn’t about to let Trump’s other Friday action go, either: “As millions of people in TX and LA are prepping for the Hurricane, the President […]

Trump’s Eyes Saw Massive Invisible Crowds At His Nearly Empty Phoenix Rally

Trump’s Eyes Saw Massive Invisible Crowds At His Nearly Empty Phoenix Rally

As we all know, our dear leader President Donald Trump has a problem with stretching facts a little bit. And this week’s rally in Arizona was no exception. Trump has kept fact-checking websites like Politifact busy, and since he likes to attack the “fake news” media it seems like they had quite a bit of fun […]

German Police Seize Ecstasy Pills Shaped Like Trump’s Head (No, Really)

German Police Seize Ecstasy Pills Shaped Like Trump’s Head (No, Really)

Police in the northwest German state of Lower Saxony have seized over 5,000 ecstasy pills. This is not normally international news, but these pills have an uncanny resemblance to United States President Donald Trump. Oh, and they’re orange, of course. Seriously. Take a look: Picture courtesy of the BBC An Austrian father and son were […]

Descendants of Confederate ‘Heroes’ Fine With Statutes Coming Down

Descendants of Confederate ‘Heroes’ Fine With Statutes Coming Down

The descendants of Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis are apparently smarter and more reasonable than President Snowflake himself. In public statements, the families of the Confederate leaders told those who want to preserve their monuments in a time of significant racial and political upheaval to simply let it go. General Lee’s great-great grandson […]

Photographer Tells Fox ‘News’ To Stuff It Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine

Photographer Tells Fox ‘News’ To Stuff It Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine

The terrible and tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia continue to dominate the news cycle, and Fox News can’t just pick something else to cover this time. They’ve become quite adept at ignoring the Donald Trump controversies by trying to focus on other topics like sanctuary cities and illegal immigration. But not this time. A group […]

Texas A&M Cancels Neo-Nazi’s White Power Party (VIDEO)

Texas A&M Cancels Neo-Nazi’s White Power Party (VIDEO)

Yesterday Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas officially canceled a planned white nationalist rally on their campus, citing concern for student safety. University leaders announced Monday that there were “concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff and the public,” which led them to cancel the September 11th event. The rally was organized by […]

Trump Regrets Hiring Sessions, Cites Recusal As The Reason (VIDEO)

Trump Regrets Hiring Sessions, Cites Recusal As The Reason (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would have never hired Jeff Sessions as Attorney General if he knew that Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. In an unsurprising moment of political backstabbing, Trump threw one of his earliest and staunchest GOP allies under the bus for doing the right thing. […]

Conservatives Playing The Blame Game Over Trumpcare Failure (VIDEO)

Conservatives Playing The Blame Game Over Trumpcare Failure (VIDEO)

After the latest collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the conservative media is starting to get mighty frustrated. This week the Senate Republicans failed to get enough votes to pass the much-maligned healthcare plan known as Trumpcare version 2.0, with members of the GOP across the philosophical spectrum expressing doubts of […]

Secret Service Says Trump Lawyer Is Liar Liar Pants On Fire (TWEET)

Secret Service Says Trump Lawyer Is Liar Liar Pants On Fire (TWEET)

One of Donald Trump Jr.’s latest attempts to justify his Russian meeting was shot down mere hours after his legal team offered it to the press. Trump legal team member Jay Sekulow made the excuse on his Sunday morning talk show circuit, saying: “Well, I wonder why the Secret Service, if this was nefarious, why the Secret Service […]

Even Conservative Media Outlets Are Struggling To Defend Donald Jr. (TWEETS)

Even Conservative Media Outlets Are Struggling To Defend Donald Jr. (TWEETS)

The New York Times bombshell that Donald Trump Jr. told about the Russian efforts to influence the election and the subsequent email confirmation has the news media in a spin. And while it makes sense that notoriously left-leaning channels and publications are seizing on this horrifying news, we may have finally reached the point where […]

Need A Laugh? Check Out This HILARIOUS Trump ‘Impeach-O-Meter’

Need A Laugh? Check Out This HILARIOUS Trump ‘Impeach-O-Meter’

The writers over at Slate have come up with a hilarious way to track President Donald Trump’s idiocy: a presidential Impeach-O-Meter! As the name suggests, they analyze the latest Trump scandals, lies, and antics, then assign a percentage of likelihood that he will be impeached before his term ends, or resign under threat of it. […]

Trump Claims Presidential Immunity For Groping Woman While Not President (VIDEO)

Trump Claims Presidential Immunity For Groping Woman While Not President (VIDEO)

People everywhere are face-palming as President Donald Trump wants to claim presidential immunity for groping a woman 10 years before he became president. As a practicing attorney, anytime I see phrases like “presidential immunity” I have to check it out. In law school, we take a class called Constitutional Law, and it’s no walk in the […]

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