The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (The First Amendment – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression)
There is no, “Trust us, changes are coming” clause in the Constitution. To the contrary, the Bill of Rights itself, and the First Amendment in particular, reflect a degree of skepticism towards governmental self-restraint and self-correction.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York et al. v. Sebelius, 12 CIV. 2542 (BMC) (EDNY) (December 5, 2012) (PDF on scribd)
Amendment I. (Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Penn & Teller, 1st Amendment
1st Amendment (pt.1) – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class
1st Amendment (pt.2) – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class
- The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 1 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights), from The National Archives
- First Amendment – Wikipedia
- First Amendment – Findlaw
- The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription – The National Archives
- United States Constitution: Texts, Commentaries, Historical Texts and Judicial Decisions – Law Library of Congress
- CRS Annotated Constitution
- The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation – FDsys
- “Federalism and the Constitution: Limits on Congressional Power,” CRS Report RL30315
- “Election Projections: First Amendment Issues,” CRS Report RS20762
- “Campaign Finance Regulation Under the First Amendment,” CRS Report RL30669
- “Freedom of Speech and Press: Exceptions to the First Amendment,” CRS Report 95-815
- “Tobacco Marketing and Advertising Restrictions in S. 1648, 105th Congress: First Amendment Issues,” CRS Report 98-343
- “Obscenity and Indecency: Constitutional Principles and Federal Statutes,” CRS Report 95-804
- Religion Clause – Howard Friedman
- Hosanna-Tabor Church v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Docket No. 10–553 (U.S. Supreme Court, January 11, 2012). LII; ScotusBlog; ABA Supreme Court Preview. (“The government sued a church school that fired a teacher for violating one of the church’s religious tenets: threatening to sue over an employment dispute rather than resolving the disagreement internally. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed this violated the Americans with Disabilities Act because the firing was related to the teacher’s health issues. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in January that punishing a church for failing to retain an unwanted teacher ‘interferes with the internal governance of the church, depriving the church of control over the selection of those who will personify its beliefs.’ Such interference, it concluded, violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses.” Ilya Shapiro)
- Meta EE and the Constitution Part 1: First Amendment
- EE For Kidz, Episode 1: For Which It Stands
- Obamacare’s Threats to Religious Freedom, Andrew Napolitano, January 16, 2014
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