A middle school student was forced to remove an American Flag off his bike last week for fear that it would incite racial tensions. Of course, the flag had been on his bike for the past two months, an American flag waves outside the school, and immediately after national outcry the boy was allowed to restore the flag.
The First Amendment and the Fourteenth Amendment are under attack from the radical right! Muslims, Immigrants, and Gays are the greatest threat facing America. If it requires defiling the Constitution to stop them, the Tea Party has no problem.
HT to our friends at the Huffington Post but State Rep. Chuck DeVore has already lost his first battle of the month and its not even primary day. DeVore lost a lawsuit for his campaign’s parodies of Don Henley songs to attack Senator Barbara Boxer. Chuck’s claim to fame here – he’s the first political to lose a lawsuit over a song parody. So much for that copy of the pocket Constitution. Perhaps an expanded edition dealing with First Amendment law will fit on Chuck’s iPad.
Seems a group of UCI students called to schedule and got an appointment at Campbell’s District office in Newport Beach to express their opinions regarding specific legislation before the Congress. Unfortunately, they were met by Irvine Company security guards who prevented them from gaining access to the Congressman’s office suite which is located in an office building owned by the Irvine Company.
From the Orange County Register: UCI law dean Chemerinsky to represent teacher sued by student Nationally renowned constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Irvine’s law school, will represent high school teacher James Corbett in appealing a federal court ruling that found Corbett violated a student’s First Amendment rights. Corbett, who referred to Creationism as…
Remember when Ari Fleischer was press secretary and he admonished any member of the dissenting press and those opposed to the war in Iraq with the words, “what what you say….” and even “warned” a reporter that “his questions were noted in the White House” which was basically a threat to that reporter’s ability to…
The Obama inauguration had a unexpected consequence this week as the San Diego School Board formally apologized to folk-singer Peter Seeger for attempting to force him to sign a loyalty oath nearly fifty years ago.