On this day in 1870, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill designed to safeguard the right to vote.
The founding document was never perfect, and flaws remain. Do Americans still have the fortitude to fix it?
Prosecutors in the city can and do listen in to conversations that elsewhere are seen as subject to attorney-client privilege
Since the search last week of the office, home, hotel room, and safe deposit box of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, lots of lawyers have been squaring off about an important legal issue that rarely gets banner-headline billing: How does the government, armed with a warrant for a criminal suspect’s digital files, go about sorting through those files in a way that ensures that constitutional and legal rights are not violated?
It was on this day in 1963 that the Supreme Court handed down the Gideon decision, which guaranteed the rights of the accused to have a public defender in court.
Colleges should limit "hateful rhetoric" on campus, according to Richard Walker, a University of Central Florida sophomore and member of the Knights for Socialism.“The university’s first responsibility is ensuring the safety and well-being of their students,” Walker, 19, told the Orlando Sentinel. “It might be just words now, but if you let that sort of thing come into the public discourse and become widely accepted, it doesn’t stay words.”Walker said he believes colleges should ban speech viewed as racist or defamatory, a concept that concerns First Amendment advocates, the report said. The problem lies in getting everyone to agree on what is truly "hate speech," advocates said.Generally, the First Amendment protects free speech except for statements that are slurs or epithets likely to cause a violent reaction, the report noted.“I’m very disconcerted about how very uninformed — frankly dangerously uninformed — many college students are about the First Amendment,” Lawrence Walters, a Longwood, …
Who was president during World War I? Name one author of the Federalist Papers. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president? These are three questions that can appear on the occasionally daunting test that’s required to become a citizen of the United States and — in some […]
Here's a look at some common First Amendment arguments; illuminated and debunked by a constitutional expert.