More First Amendment Articles

  • Supreme Court kills Obamacare birth control mandate in Hobby Lobby case

    The Supreme Court struck down a key Obamacare provision Monday, saying businesses can use religious beliefs to opt out of a requirement that employers cover birth control for employees.

  • High court stays out of Mt. Soledad cross dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the long-running dispute over a war memorial cross in San Diego before a federal appeals court has its say. Supporters of the 43-foot monument atop Mount Soledad wanted skip the appeals court and go straight to the Supreme Court...

  • McCullen a half-victory for pro-life movement

    The Supreme Court handed anti-abortion activists a partial victory Thursday in McCullen v. Coakley when it found that a Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics violated the First Amendment. Writing for a unanimous Court, Chief Justice John Roberts said the...

  • Supreme Court says abortion clinic buffer zone unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that set a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying it stifled free speech rights of protesters.

  • Liberals champion freedom of speech --- except in politics

    I'm old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions.

  • Government involvement in un-naming the Redskins is 'patently' dangerous

    Now that the federal government via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is officially -- and not just verbally -- inserting itself into the ongoing debate about the Washington Redskins' chosen mascot name and emblems, a decent respect for the opinions of sports fans, moral busybodies, and...

  • Flag-desecration and First Amendment hypocrisy in the US Senate

    Political posturing trumps the First Amendment. That is the clear message being sent by at least 15 senators who, less than a decade ago, were some of the most ardent opponents of a flag-burning constitutional amendment.

  • Two fundamental problems with wrongful-birth suits

    Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo is proposing a bill to prohibit the disturbing phenomena of "wrongful birth" and "wrongful life" suits. In a wrongful birth suit, the parents claim that they were injured by the birth of their child; in particular, they wish they could have aborted...

  • Examiner Editorial: Redskins' Dan Snyder should tell the PC bullies to shove it

    There may be hope that common sense and courage are making a comeback in the nation's capital. How else to explain the appearance of this statement in the Washington Post: “For some people, the word 'Redskins' has lost all of its vicious old meaning and represents their beloved Sonny Jurgensen...

  • The dangerous Democratic assault on free speech

    David Brown was imprisoned for 18 months because he demonstrated against rising taxes. Author James Callendar spent nine months in jail for writing a book critical of the government. Newspaper editor Benjamin Franklin Bache was arrested for criticizing the president but died before his trial,...

  • Intolerance on campus in the name of tolerance

    Bowdoin College officials insist that "religious freedom and spirituality are alive and thriving" at the liberal arts college in Maine but members of campus Christian club heartily disagree. For the first time in 40 years, Bowdoin Christian Fellowship's club charter was rejected because it...

  • New emails show IRS targeting of Tea Party groups followed demands by Obama, congressional Democrats

    Former Internal Revenue Service executive Lois Lerner launched the federal tax agency's program targeting Tea Party and conservative non-profits in 2010 because “we won't be able to stay out of this -- we need a plan.”

  • Supreme Court protects mudslinging

    The age-old practice of mudslinging and false accusations during political campaigns is safe for the time being, as the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that an anti-abortion group can proceed with a challenge against an Ohio law that made such actions a crime.

  • PC police, Big Green environmentalists are turning America into a First Amendment-free zone

    America is rapidly becoming a First Amendment-free zone, thanks to the growing power of the PC police in the media and on campus and among Big Green environmentalists in the nonprofit community. American University adjunct professor and veteran self-described "progressive activist" Caleb...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

    Read More...
  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

    Read More...
  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

    Read More...