Today, the Supreme Court will consider a case about politics and free speech that also channels opinions from humorists P.J. O’Rourke and Stephen Colbert, and comments from a gaggle of lawyers.
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On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy, and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.
Should a driver have the legal ability to flash their head lights as an alert to a police presence on the road? That knotty legal question is gaining momentum after a legal decision in Missouri, an Oregon ruling, and a new effort in New Jersey.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen hosts a wide-ranging discussion with CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin about whether or not we should blame the Founding Fathers for the current problems in government. Toobin first talked about this subject in a New Yorker article.
An old-fashioned standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials seems to be over now, but the event has started even more talk about the use of “First Amendment zones” at public protests.