First Amendment

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The Trial Has Begun For Inauguration Day Protesters And Journalists Who Face 70 Years In Prison (Video)

The trial has begun for six defendants accused of rioting during President Donald Trump’s inauguration. They are Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla.; Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia; Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.; Alexei Wood, 37, of San Antonio; Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia; and Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff, these […]

Journalists Covering Inaugural Protests Face More Time In Prison Than Murderers (Video)

Journalists Covering Inaugural Protests Face More Time In Prison Than Murderers (Video)

In a couple of weeks, nine people will be charged for their alleged involvement in the “J20″–January 20–incidents on inauguration day in which protesters smashed windows, fired off projectiles, and set cars on fire. But those six defendants did not participate in the destruction. They were merely journalists who just happened to be in the right place […]

Want Hurricane Relief? Pledge Allegiance–To Israel (Video)

Want Hurricane Relief? Pledge Allegiance–To Israel (Video)

The state of Texas is promising residents of Dickinson funds to help them recover from the disastrous effects of last month’s hurricane Harvey. But there’s a caveat. In exchange for relief, residents must vow never to speak out against Israel. According to the grant application on the Dickinson Harvey Relief fund website, applicants must forego their first-amendment rights […]

Roy Moore Says Taking A Knee Is Illegal, The First Amendment Disagrees (TWEETS)

Roy Moore Says Taking A Knee Is Illegal, The First Amendment Disagrees (TWEETS)

The right is almost unanimous in its view about NFL players protesting police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem. To hear them talk, it’s disrespectful of both the flag and our troops past and present. Many of them have denounced the players in terms that are slight variations on Donald Trump calling […]

Georgetown Law School Takes A Knee Against AG Sessions (TWEETS)

Georgetown Law School Takes A Knee Against AG Sessions (TWEETS)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was at Georgetown Law School this week to give a scheduled talk on campus free speech, and boy did the students and faculty there have opinions about that. In an homage to NFL players protesting police mistreatment, both faculty and students took a knee outside Georgetown University Law Center to protest both […]

Questionable Decision Making Affects Trump And His Ability To Identify An Acceptable Way To Protest (VIDEO)

Questionable Decision Making Affects Trump And His Ability To Identify An Acceptable Way To Protest (VIDEO)

It’s no secret that the alleged 45th President of the United States Donald Trump is a bully. A racist who wields his position like a weapon of mass destruction instead of using tact and diplomacy. He has been clear in his support of white supremacy, sexism, xenophobia, and his disdain for anything that isn’t rich, […]

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 […]

House Appropriations Chairman Didn’t Just Do An ‘Awful Thing’–He Must Resign (AUDIO)

House Appropriations Chairman Didn’t Just Do An ‘Awful Thing’–He Must Resign (AUDIO)

Most of the talk in Washington this week has centered around Donald Trump’s reckless and potentially criminal behavior regarding the firing of James Comey and his decision to leak classified information to Russia. But there’s a situation playing out in the House that is almost as outrageous. Earlier this week, we learned that House Appropriations […]

Trump STILL Thinks He Can Change The Libel Laws To Avoid Freedom Of The Press (VIDEO)

Trump STILL Thinks He Can Change The Libel Laws To Avoid Freedom Of The Press (VIDEO)

One of President Donald Trump’s favorite ways to mislead his supporters is by attacking the media for reporting “dishonest” things about him and threatening to change libel laws to make journalists easier to sue. As the investigation over political corruption increases surrounding just how close Trump and his team are with Russia, Trump was back […]

RWNJ Black Pastor: You ‘Hate God’ If You Don’t Want Prayer In School (AUDIO, VIDEO)

RWNJ Black Pastor: You ‘Hate God’ If You Don’t Want Prayer In School (AUDIO, VIDEO)

The religious right has used a very simple formula to get ahead over the years. By hyping up social issues like abortion and gay rights, they wedged away white voters–especially in the South–who would otherwise have no business voting Republican. For some time, they’ve tried to use that same formula to make inroads among black […]

BREAKING: It’s FREEZING In Hawaii – Trump’s Travel Ban Just Got Frostbite

BREAKING: It’s FREEZING In Hawaii – Trump’s Travel Ban Just Got Frostbite

A federal judge in Hawaii has just issued a freezing on President Trump’s most recent travel ban that was set to go in affect at midnight. U.S. District Judge, Derrick K. Watson, froze the ban nation-wide after hearing testimony and argument against and for the ban. Watson is the second of three judges that are […]

ACLU Fighting A Warrant Requesting That Facebook Divulge Information On Protesters In Private Group (VIDEO)

ACLU Fighting A Warrant Requesting That Facebook Divulge Information On Protesters In Private Group (VIDEO)

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is trying to stop a warrant issued to police to search a private Facebook group protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. It was served to Facebook, and they want to collect personal data on the group members, which includes their personal opinions and political views. La Rond Baker, staff attorney […]

PROOF That Resistance Works: Bill To Charge Protestor Like Terrorists Dropped In Arizona (VIDEO)

PROOF That Resistance Works: Bill To Charge Protestor Like Terrorists Dropped In Arizona (VIDEO)

The activism that has been ignited by the Trump administration has once again proven its value for our troubled democracy. This time it was a loud and persistent outcry in the state of Arizona that helped to stop a dangerous law from passing in the state legislature. Senate Bill 1142 passed through the upper house […]

States’ Republicans Want To Criminalize Peaceful Protest (VIDEO)

States’ Republicans Want To Criminalize Peaceful Protest (VIDEO)

Been to any rallies or protests lately? Have you participated in any of the myriad marches happening all over the country? Would you still go if it were illegal? Would you go if there was chance you could be locked up for someone else’s inappropriate behavior? We all know by now how successful the Women’s […]

Legal Experts Say Spicey’s Press Gaggle Ban May Be Unconstitutional

Legal Experts Say Spicey’s Press Gaggle Ban May Be Unconstitutional

In recent weeks, Donald Trump–either himself or through his minions–has made some downright scary statements about the press. It started in late January, when brownshirt-in-chief Steve Bannon told the press that it should “keep its mouth shut” until it understood why Trump won. His information minister, Kellyanne Conway, openly called for the firing of journalists […]

Scary CPAC Speaker: Lock Up Reporters For Attacking ‘Virtuous’ Candidates Like Trump And Pence (VIDEO)

Scary CPAC Speaker: Lock Up Reporters For Attacking ‘Virtuous’ Candidates Like Trump And Pence (VIDEO)

Unhinged and wingnutty statements are par for the course at the Conservative Political Action Conference. But more often than not, a speaker at that gathering says something that is really chilling, even by CPAC standards. This year’s edition of CPAC may have seen one of the scariest speeches ever delivered in that gathering’s 44-year history. […]

Chickensh*t Trump Can’t Bear To Face White House Press Corps (VIDEO)

Chickensh*t Trump Can’t Bear To Face White House Press Corps (VIDEO)

Amid deepening tensions between the press and the president, Donald Trump tweeted today he will not be attending the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 The […]

The Fight For Choice, Life, And… The First Amendment? (VIDEO)

The Fight For Choice, Life, And… The First Amendment? (VIDEO)

Norma McCorvey died of heart failure today in Katy, Texas. She was 69. Her grave will undoubtedly be marked with that humble, unassuming name – Norma. Generations from now, women will walk past her without ever knowing how important she was. They won’t know that she sparked innumerable protests, that her pseudonym was synonymous with […]

Trump’s Idea Of A ‘Finely-Tuned Machine’ Is Breaking Down Bigly (TWEETS)

Trump’s Idea Of A ‘Finely-Tuned Machine’ Is Breaking Down Bigly (TWEETS)

In this week’s episode of, “America: Final Season,” our male lead, President Donald Trump, has once again rallied his forces to aid him in his ever-present struggle with the Overlord Constitution. The grievance he tackles this week? The First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise […]

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