Skip to comments.Weaponizing the First Amendment: How Free Speech Became a Conservative Cudgel
Posted on 06/30/2018 12:43:54 PM PDT by Libloather
WASHINGTON On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm.
The courts five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment to reject a California law requiring religiously oriented crisis pregnancy centers to provide women with information about abortion.
Conservatives, said Justice Kagan, who is part of the courts four-member liberal wing, were weaponizing the First Amendment.
The two decisions were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that has increasingly been built on the foundation of free speech. Conservative groups, borrowing and building on arguments developed by liberals, have used the First Amendment to justify unlimited campaign spending, discrimination against gay couples and attacks on the regulation of tobacco, pharmaceuticals and guns.
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We are really going to weaponize the 2nd amendment going forward
what goes around, comes around
Why don’t they just use the Commerce Clause? That works for everything. /sarc
Liberal tears, they’re delish!
Though the way liberals view things, once something is decided the way they want it decided, then it’s settled law.
So there’s no going back on abortion or homosexual marriage.
But anything that doesn’t get decided in the liberal direction is always something the liberals say should be revisited.
And they mean that at some future point, when liberals are in control, that’s when liberal judges will decide it and make it settled law.
You're supposed to recite your devotion to the deep state. Pray to the deep state god, moloch, and only associate with fellow baby sacrificers.
Freedom of speech includes not being forced to say something that you don’t believe.
Prenancy centers, which should be called Caring Pregnancy Centers instead of Crisis Pregnancy Centers, should not be forced to communicate about abortion mills when obviously they are morally opposed to them.
The Supreme Court was right.
From even a quick perusal of the article it is clear that the “death to America” crowd only favors court decisions which help them kill America.
Face it: any law requiring religiously oriented crisis pregnancy centers to provide women with information about abortion is draconian by its very nature. And fundamentally un-American.
Yes I know. It is just so much fun to cram “settled law” back at them
Adam “Liplock On 0bama’s Posterior” Liptak weighs in...
And Kagen “weaponized” her big mouth. Nag, nag, nag. She’s not my ex-wife so she needs to STFU.
Kagan again reveals herself to be an ideologue not an impartial Justice ruling on the Constitution.
She is exactly correct. The 1st amendment IS the weapon to stop lies, emotion-based faux litigation and all anti-American Constitutional originalist movements. Nuke ‘em all then again to churn the molten sands.
The first amendment is intended to be a weapon - to be used by the people to take power away from government. In the two cases sited in the excerpt that is exactly what the courts did.
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