Tag: free speech

For Sale Signs in Cars Illegal in Alexandria, Virginia

For Sale Signs in Cars Illegal in Alexandria, Virginia

Scott McLean’s Chevy Malibu was legally parked on Old Dominion Boulevard in Alexandria on a fall day two years ago. But a ticket was tucked under his windshield wiper anyway. He’d been assessed a $40 fine for violating the city’s ban on displaying “For Sale” signs on vehicles that are parked on the street. McLean […]

Recent CRS Reports – Late September 2013

Recent CRS Reports – Late September 2013

Ordering a Roll Call Vote in the Senate, CRS Report RS20199, September 9, 2013 (5-page PDF) Funding and Financing Highways and Public Transportation, CRS Report R42877, September 23, 2013 (38-page PDF) Federal Permitting and Oversight of Export of Fossil Fuels, CRS Report R43231, September 17, 2013 (20-page PDF) Reaching the Debt Limit: Background and Potential […]

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Government by consent of the governed: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624

Government by consent of the governed: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624

There are village tyrants, as well as village Hampdens, but none who acts under color of law is beyond reach of the Constitution. . . . The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, […]

Super PAC / Independent Expenditure-Only Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Super PAC / Independent Expenditure-Only Committee (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Super PAC / Independent Expenditure-Only Committee   PACS and Super PACs   “Super PAC” is the colloquial term for “Independent Expenditure-Only Committee”. Independent expenditures represent spending by individuals, groups, political committees, corporations or unions expressly advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified federal candidates. […]

Free Speech: Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949)

Free Speech: Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949)

Free Speech: Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949)   What’s the Biggest Threat to Free Speech?   Accordingly, a function of free speech under our system of government is to invite dispute. It may indeed best serve its high purpose when it induces a condition of unrest, creates dissatisfaction with conditions as they are, […]

We can see why a “return” to civility is not possible

We can see why a “return” to civility is not possible

    Attack Ads, Circa 1800     In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High-Risk TV All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business     The Election of 1800 Explained     […]