At the funeral of Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder the Westboro Baptist Church picketed by displaying signs bearing anti-gay slogans. Is this speech protected?
Publius 2.0 likes knowing that the founders, who professed to hate political parties, eagerly joined them anyway. And no sooner had they done so than they began shouting at one other as loudly as any cable pundit today.
Every day the Constitution Newswire selects the most Constitutionally relevant stories on the web. On Wednesdays, Steve Frank will recap the best of the best with links to the actual Constitution.
Between now and Election Day, we will present in this space excerpts from the Federalist intended to elicit your comments. Call this a service of Publius 2.0.
A few years ago, attending my son’s elementary school’s December “Holiday Concert,” I was surprised to examine the program and find no recognizable titles. The “holiday” reference was to, well, whatever holiday you might be celebrating at that time of year: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or something else, though you would have to keep the specifics […]
Outspoken political strategist Karl Rove will speak at the Constitution Center today, offering personal insights about election strategy and more. What’s been on the former Chief of Staff’s mind? The Tea Party.
Addressing the controversy over the Koran-burning Florida preacher, a story syndicated by USA Today a couple of weeks ago bemoaned our “inconvenient Constitution.” At first, I thought that merely an unfortunate phrase – something akin to “annoying laws” or “bothersome principles” – but was surprised when I did a Google search that resulted in thousands […]
The Tea Party is gaining momentum. But how have third party factions impacted elections throughout U.S. history?
Speaking from the Shadows: How the Internet Has Changed the Meaning of “Anonymous” The First Amendment right to speak anonymously is well-established, and, at various times throughout American history, it has protected some of the most important speech in our political discourse. But anonymous speech also has a dark underbelly, which has been transformed and […]
Early last week, G. Thomas Porteous Jr. made headlines when he became the first impeachment trial since Bill Clinton. But what does impeachment mean, and why is it in our Constitution?