Supreme Court: Government Unions Can’t Collect Dues From Non-members

 June 28, 2018 by  Steve Byas   While working a summer job during my college days in the paint shop of Halliburton (we had a lot of red and gray paint) in my hometown of Duncan, Oklahoma, I became involved in a conversation with a strong union advocate. I told him that I thought it was … More Supreme Court: Government Unions Can’t Collect Dues From Non-members

Huckabee: Wilkinson Led Group Out Of Red Hen To Protest Sanders Eating At Another Restaurant

June 26, 2018 jonathanturley There is an interesting account of the recent controversy at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va. from the father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders that has gone largely unreported.  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has claimed that Stephanie Wilkinson “organized” a group to follow Sanders and her family to a nearby … More Huckabee: Wilkinson Led Group Out Of Red Hen To Protest Sanders Eating At Another Restaurant

Seattle City Council Places Prior Restraint on Free Speech of Landlords

June 12, 2018 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   “What should ye do then, should ye suppress all this flowery crop of knowledge and new light sprung up and yet springing daily in this city? Should ye set an oligarchy of twenty engrossers over it, to bring a famine upon our minds again, when we shall … More Seattle City Council Places Prior Restraint on Free Speech of Landlords

The Supreme Court May Soon Set Boundaries on Religious Exercise and Use of Property

May 30, 2018 by  Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.   Very soon, the Supreme Court of the United States will issue a “ruling” that at once will draw legal boundaries around the acceptable exercise of religion in this country and will set rules for the acceptable use one may make of his own property and labor. In … More The Supreme Court May Soon Set Boundaries on Religious Exercise and Use of Property

Student Sues School After Being Asked to Remove Pro-Trump T-Shirt

May 23, 2018  by  Raven Clabough   A lawsuit has been filed against Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon, for refusing to allow a student, senior Addison Barnes, to wear a pro-Trump border wall t-shirt to class. And while it is appropriate for schools to set dress codes for their students, the lawsuit notes that the … More Student Sues School After Being Asked to Remove Pro-Trump T-Shirt

What Does Free Speech Mean?

Among other cherished values, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. The U.S. Supreme Court often has struggled to determine what exactly constitutes protected speech. The following are examples of speech, both direct (words) and symbolic (actions), that the Court has decided are either entitled to First Amendment protections, or not. The First Amendment states, … More What Does Free Speech Mean?

Support for First Amendment Eroding Among College Students

April 9, 2018 by  James Murphy “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it,” Evelyn Beatrice Hall once wrote. Hall’s pithy, concise quote is considered by many to be the ultimate defense of free speech. It was a truism; something we all, liberal … More Support for First Amendment Eroding Among College Students

The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic

Feng Wei Photography/Getty Images 31 Mar 2018 by Michael Patrick Leahy As one billion Christians around the world gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the foundational event of the Christian faith, it is worth reminding every American about the Christian origins of our constitutional republic. Three key theological concepts from … More The Christian Origins of America’s Constitutional Republic