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Oct 04 2019
The specter of pornography is once again haunting the minds of certain American conservatives. "Let's ban porn," Ross Douthat of The New York Times declared last year. Porn is "just a product," he wrote, "something made and distributed and sold, and therefore subject to regulation and restriction if we so desire." In The Daily Caller Zak Slayback recently doubled down on Douthat. "Unlike aReason
Jun 15 2012
One thing that has always distinguished America is the enthusiasm with which its citizens have organized around issues they believe in. Alexis de Tocqueville observed this more than 175 years ago, “In no country in the world, De Tocqueville wrote, “has the principle of association been more successfully used or applied to a greater multitude of objects than in America.
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Aug 03 2020
An effort is underway in the Senate to amend the Constitution to restrict free speech by allowing Congress to limit fundraising and spending on political speech. A constitutional amendment proposed by Senator Tom Udall (D–NM) would grant Congress the power to regulate the raising and spending of money in elections. Supporters of this amendment claim that restricting the amount of money thatThe Heritage Foundation
Dec 04 2017
When the Supreme Court in 2015 recognized a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry, it was a huge step forward for equality, but the ruling didn’t resolve the deep religious divisions over gay marriage that endure.USA TODAY
Jun 16 2012
The Senates top Republican on Friday portrayed the Obama administration as an Orwellian-style authority bent on stifling free speech of dissidents and whose “radicalism threatens the First Amendment.Washington Times
Aug 04 2021
Does the Constitution require Americans to accept Big Tech censorship? The claim is counterintuitive but the logic is clear: If you submit a letter to this newspaper, the editors have no legal obligation to publish it, and a statute requiring them to do so would be struck down as a violation of the Journal’s First Amendment rights. Facebook and Twitter, the argument goes, have the same rightWall Street Journal (Opinion)
Jun 24 2022
At the heart of Justice Samuel Alito's opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturns Roe v. Wade (1973) and eliminates the constitutional right to abortion, is Alito's objection that "the Constitution makes no mention of abortion." For Alito and the many legal conservatives who think like him, unenumerated constitutional rights are inherently suspect. When a courtReason
Jun 24 2022
The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday underscores just how dramatically Second Amendment jurisprudence has shifted in recent decades.
In its biggest Second Amendment ruling in over a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court today said that Americans have a right to carry a handgun in public.
As it enters the final week of a controversial term – the court is expected to push federal law toChristian Science Monitor