Justice Department & First Amendment

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. 5.0/5

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First Amendment advocates are alarmed by Jeff Sessions' comments over Justice Department policies on media subpoenas
Justice Department concludes police response to unrest in Ferguson violated citizens' First Amendment rights
A Fourth of July parade in Norfolk, Nebraska, usually wouldn’t make national news. But that was before Dale Remmich built his float. It depicted an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library.” There was also a mannequin next to it that some people thought was meant to be Obama. Dale says it was meant to be himself. Either way, it’s stirred up a hornet’s nest. Dale says he was protesting the treatment of veterans. The Nebraska Democratic Party called it “racist” and one of the worst shows of disrespect for the office of the presidency that the state has ever seen. Eric Holder’s Justice Department even sent an agent who specializes in discrimination cases to Norfolk to look into the great parade float crisis. Personally, I don’t see how this is the federal government’s business. Was the float offensive, even disrespectful? You could say that. But disrespectful speech about political figures is exactly what the First Amendment was created for. When Will Ferrell did a Broadway ...
25 Violations of Law By President Obama and His Administration Obama Administration uses IRS to target conservative, Christian and pro-Israel organizations, donors, and citizens. In an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment, the Obama Justice Department ordered Criminal Investigations of Fox News reporters for doing their jobs during the 2012 election year. President Obama, throughout his Presidency, has refused to enforce long-established U.S. immigration laws. For example . . . More than 300,000 captured illegal aliens had been processed and were awaiting deportation. But, incredibly, Obama stopped these deportations and ordered the U.S. border patrol to release many of these illegal aliens in violation of law and without explanation. Congress rejected Obama's so called DREAM ACT – which would have granted permanent residency to many illegal aliens. So Obama enacted his own version of the DREAM ACT by Executive Order, thus directly defying Congress. According to Obama's Executive Order, illegal a ...
Obama attorneys will defend cross atop California memorial The Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California was constructed in 1954 to honor Korean War veterans. The large cross atop the memorial has been the subject of controversy for 25 years. Critics claim that it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, prohibiting the government from preferring one religion over another. Now the Justice Department has surprised some observers by serving notice that it will defend the cross as "an appropriate memorial to our nation's veterans." The cross has been controversial for 20 centuries. What actually happened on this Good Friday at a place called Golgotha? Consider the first-century non-biblical records. We know from Roman historian Tacitus that "Christus . . . suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus" (Annals XV.44). We know from Jewish historian Josephus how he died: "Pilate, at the suggestion of the ...
"Article by Hannelore Morton -"THE POLITICS OF FEAR" " It seems that the scandals just keep on coming. First, Americans are abandoned to die in a terrorist attack in Benghazi and the American people are lied to about the attack by the President and members of his cabinet. All of the facts are still unknown and the cover up continues. Then we learn that one of the most powerful and feared government agencies, the IRS, used its power to deny tax exempt status to hundreds of conservative and religious groups in order to protect the Democrats and influence the outcome of the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. The IRS also abused its power by using illegal and unconstitutional tactics to intimidate the organizations, their members, and contributors and to target other individuals and companies that it perceived as enemies of Obama. Again, many of the facts are still unknown, but this is clearly a violation of the First Amendment right of free speech. Right on the heels of the IRS scandal came the revelations that ...
OBAMA IS DESTROYING THE CONSTITUTION... In a word, yes. Barack Hussein Obama is destroying the Constitution by using Chicago thug political techniques to mount broad and deep attacks on the Constitution, generally and the Bill of Rights specifically. His military adventure into Libya, with United Nations authorization but without either consulting with Congress or receiving approval therefrom, was a direct attack on the Constitution's separation of powers, as is his appointment of multiple "White House czars." Obama's Justice Department has refused to perform its Constitutionally-mandated duty to defend and uphold all laws passed by the Congress by declining to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. These are just a few of the headliner assaults on the Constitution; at a level below general public awareness, many more are occurring. Then we come to the Bill of Rights. Here, Obama is destroying the Constitution first with its continuing attempts to corrupt the First Amendment freedom of speech provis ...
The Washington Post compromised Ed Snowden; The Washington Post and NSA's "post" at Fort Meade: comrades in arms…. How the Post helped NSA identify agency whistleblower… In early May 2013, employees of the National Security Agency knew something big was up… Rumors began flying around the agency that there had been a massive security leak. Although few of NSA's civilian and military rank and file knew the extent of the compromise, NSA director General Keith Alexander, his closest aides, and NSA's internal security "Q Group" knew the ramifications about what was known to them about the leak. Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman had received a number of classified documents from a source in Hawaii. After Gellman shared the documents with his editors at the Post, the newspaper, rather than treating the documents and details about their release as a protected First Amendment issue, decided to contact NSA… Senior Washington Post officials described to NSA the nature of the documents and details about ...
On this day in 1993, just one month into the Clinton administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, put a nutty religious community called the Branch Davidians under siege, and finally lost their patience a couple months later and raided the complex under Attorney General Janet Reno's orders, killing about a hundred people. Now, theologically, there's no question in my mind that this cult was a bit nutty. But that's no crime... especially considering the First Amendment. They were a bit paranoid; they thought that the government was after them, that the government was threatening them. And they turned out to be correct, didn't they? A hundred people - not tried or convicted of any crime - killed by their government just for the choice to live in a religious community. And none of the ATF thugs were ever prosecuted for it. Janet Reno remained the AG... the lead agents rose to high office in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration... A shameful moment in American history. ...
U.S. weighs in favor of right to record police. the statement filed this week in a federal court in Maryland, the Justice Department argues that not only do individuals have a First Amendment right to record officers publicly doing their duties, they also have Fourth and 14th Amendment rights protecting them from having those recordings seized without a warrant or due process. The DOJ urges the court to uphold these rights and to reject a motion to dismiss from Montgomery Co. in Garcia v. Montgomery Co., a case that has implications for an increasing crop of litigation on the subject in the era of ubiquitous smartphones.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting former NSA contractor Edward Snowden on trial for leaking U.S. surveillance information could be an awkward public spectacle for the Obama Administration. More classified material could be at risk and jurors might see him as a whistle-blower exposing government overreach. Snowden surely would try to turn the tables on the government, arguing that its right to keep information secret does not outweigh his constitutional right to speak out. "He would no doubt bring First Amendment defenses to what he did, emphasizing the public interest in his disclosures and the democratic values that he served," said David Pozen, a Columbia Law School professor and a former legal adviser at the State Department. "There's been no case quite like it." Administration officials say the possibility of a public spectacle wherein Snowden tries to reveal even more classified information to make his case has not lessened the Justice Department's intent to prosecute him, and Attorney General Eric Holder ...
Our country has gone to *** and the president sits on his *** and does nothing about it oh that's rite this is not our country anymore so here are some words of wisdom I have comprised together and please take the time to read this and lets start taking out the trash from the little to big in the government and lastly our president :-) So read this and tell me how this makes you feel about our government. RNC Chair Reince Preibus was correct when he stated: “Freedom of the press is an essential right in a Free Society. The First Amendment doesn’t request the federal government to respect it; it demands it. Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. Because Attorney General Holder has so egregiously violated the public trust, the president should ask for his immediate resignation. If President Obama does not, the message w . ...
Just finished watching the movie JFK. Love this film. What a lot of people may not know, is that Oliver Stone the director, was approached by the government to stop the film being released. Stone stood on his First Amendment rights of freedom of expression. The movie is based upon the only trial ever brought in the assassination of President Kennedy. At the end of the film you read the following; "A congressional investigation from 1976-1979 found a probable conspiracy in the assassination of John F Kennedy and recommended the Justice Department investigate further. As of 1991, the Justice Department has done nothing. The files of the House Select Committee on Assassinations are locked away until the year 2029." As a result of this film, Congress in 1992 passed legislation to appoint a panel to review all files and determine which one would be made available to the American public. My question would be this why, if its only a movie would the government want Oliver Stone to not release the film unless he . ...
[HUGE Victory!] Dear Ril'riia, Just weeks after we delivered 78,000 petitions to the Justice Department, we got an answer from Attorney General Eric Holder. The DoJ is not pressing charges against Glenn Greenwald and the other journalists who have broken stories on NSA spying. Thanks so much for helping us get Holder on the record. This is a really important step in our fight for press freedom. The pressure is working but Holder’s statement shows that we have to keep pushing. “I certainly don’t agree with what Greenwald has done,” Holder said, “but on the basis of what I know now, I’m not sure there is a basis for prosecution of Greenwald.” If you don’t find that totally reassuring, you’re not alone. And really, we shouldn’t have to ask the nation’s top law enforcement official to protect the First Amendment. But we’ll keep asking — and organizing — as often as we need to. Because if we want more hard-hitting journalism, more government transparency and more corporate accountab ...
Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., hasn't heard back from Attorney General Eric Holder since asking on Oct. 10 if journalist Glenn Greenwald faces detention, arrest and prosecution if he returns to the U.S. Grayson doesn't appreciate the delay and feels President Barack Obama should personally clarify the government's position. "There is a lot of concern at this point that the administration and the Justice Department are criminalizing investigative journalism and infringing on the First Amendment," Grayson told U.S. News. "That's a very important issue and deserves to be addressed at the highest levels, which means by the president." Grayson would like to have Greenwald – who authored many of the biggest scoops about National Security Agency data-collection programs – testify before Congress, but that's not likely to happen if uncertainty remains about what jeopardy he is in.
In response to the acknowledged abuses of his own Justice Department, President Obama has urged Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to reintroduce legislation for a “journalist shield law.” And in typical Washington fashion, the proposed act would do nothing to prevent the abuses that supposedly make the law so necessary. We saw a similar response to the horrible Connecticut school shootings last December — a raft of laws that wouldn’t have prevented the tragedy in the first place. It seems that whenever government fails to do what it is supposed to do with the laws already on the books, the answer is to give the government even more power. Ah, but proponents of journalist shield laws argue that such regulations actually limit the power of government by protecting the First Amendment rights of the press. But that begs the question. A journalist shield law must define who is a journalist and who isn’t. On May 26, Sen. *** Durbin, D-Ill., said on “Fox News Sunday” that the proposed shield law “stil ...
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Exclusive Commentaries From Mike Huckabee... Eric Holder Watch Pressure is growing on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign, but President Obama is still standing by his man…This week, the White House Chief of Staff issued a statement strongly defending Eric Holder and dismissing criticism of him as partisan political attacks. It must come as a shock to some of the liberal journalists who were appalled by Holder’s assaults on the First Amendment to learn that they’re now Republican Party hacks. Even the Huffington Puff boycotted Holder’s “off the record” meeting on freedom of the press. In defending their boss, the Justice Department has been reduced to legal hair-splitting that even Vidal Sassoon couldn’t fathom. For instance, they now claim he wasn’t lying about not branding Fox News reporter James Rosen as a criminal suspect because he never intended to arrest him. The House Judiciary Committee Chairman said in that case, why was Rosen described as a “flight risk”? If he’s not a ...
Everybody knows or can imagine the heart-thumping effect that it has to get a letter in the mailbox from the IRS. This power was wielded quite extensively to essentially intimidate people into not speaking out, into not exercising their First Amendment rights. And it doesn't just apply to the IRS. It's what the Justice Department was doing to AP and to Fox News. More than anything, they were sending a very powerful message: Don't dig too far into the Administration's activities, or there will be consequences. That is, as I have been saying, intolerable in a Free Society that values its liberty and that expects to keep its liberty.
US government sues Google after they refuse to comply with NSL law that's been held to violate the First Amendment.
Holder promises to change criteria for subpoenas of reporters’ phone records 31 May 2013 WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder pledged Thursday to take concrete steps to address concerns that the Justice Department has overreached in its leak investigations and said officials would seek procedural and legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights. Holder’s commitment came at a private meeting with news executives after criticism that the Justice Department had infringed on the news media in several leak investigations. Participants said he told them officials would revise guidelines for issuing subpoenas to obtain reporters’ phone records. Several news organizations, including The Associated Press and The New York Times, declined to attend the meeting because Justice Department officials wanted it held off the record. Among those attending were representatives of The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Politico. Media representatives requested at the outset that ...
First amendment expert Floyd Abrams says the Justice Department has overstepped its bounds in its pursuit of reporter James Rosen.
Fox News stands alone? Exclusive: Joseph Farah sets records straight on 'highest calling of the free press' Published: 18 hours ago author- Joseph Farah Roger Ailes, for whom I have great admiration, wrote a touching letter to his colleagues at his Fox News Channel following the revelation the FBI had seized the phone records of his employees in a fishing expedition over leaks by the federal government. This followed, of course, the disclosure the Justice Department had done the same with employees of the Associated Press, the largest news-gathering organization in the world. While I agree wholeheartedly with Ailes that these actions by the federal government represent an attack on the First Amendment and express my solidarity with the AP and Fox News, I need to take issue with him on the closing line of his memo. Ailes wrote: “As Fox News employees, we sometimes are forced to stand alone, but even then when we know we are reporting what is true and what is right, we stand proud and fearless.” While i ...
Live tomorrow at 10 AM on "Tough Talk w/ Joe Peters" Hacked with a butcher knife after hitting him with a car, taping the attack, then yelling the reason with bloodied hands was what Islamist extremists did to a British Soldier. The reason, "The only reason we killed this man is because muslims are dying daily, this British Soldier was an eye for an eye - a tooth for a tooth." British Police ("Bobbies") generally still don't carry firearms, so a special unit with guns arrived 14 minutes later and gunned down the suspects. Crazed Murderers or Terrorists?.Justice Department uses the Espionage Act to get phone records of Fox News Reporter and his family. Reporter is a friend of Joe's, who will tell you about him. Legitimate National Security action or infringement of First Amendment?.President delivers National Security speech, limiting Drone strikes. Should the CIA execute as opposed to the Military? What about the innocent victims? Legitimate policy speech or a distraction by a President under politi ...
DOJ TARGETED FOXNEWS REPORTERS SPOTLIGHT Report: Justice Department targeted TWO Fox News Channel reporters and a producer for talking with government sources (Daily Mail) – The Fox News Channel is outraged over new revelations that three of its reporting staffers were targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice in Criminal Investigations related to their attempts to obtain information from government sources. James Rosen, the network’s chief Washington correspondent, has become a First Amendment cause celebre over his treatment by the Obama Administration. But the DOJ, Fox says, also investigated the Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter William LaJeunesse and Fox News producer Mike Levine. FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Impeach Obama NOW! Inspector General report found agents read emails, tracked phone records Reporters James Rosen and WIlliam LaJeunesse, producer Mike Levine were the subject of subpoenas but never notified by the government Fox News says U.S. journalism ‘up until now has always been a fre ...
Didn't I say, a couple of years back, that the country needs to give Attorney General Eric Holder the boot? Now comes the news that Holder's Justice Department has secretly obtained the phone records of the Associated Press, a journalistic organization that, supposedly, has First Amendment protectio...
President Obama is a "strong defender" of the First Amendment and a "firm believer" that the press should not be blocked in its reporting, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday, but the Justice Department must also be able to investigate criminal activity. "On…
Members of the House Judiciary Committee demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday over claims the Justice Department violated the First Amendment rights of The Associated Press when it secretly collected telephone records of its reporters and editors over a two-month period last…
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus pressed President Barack Obama on Tuesday to fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Priebus argued that the Justice Department had violated the First Amendment by scooping up phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. “Attorney General…
Via Lisa Fauster and I agree 100% Confused about what the 23 Executive Actions mean? Here's a little help in laymen's terms to make it a bit more easy to understand... 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. Translation: Remind federal law enforcement and the Justice Department to continue supplying conviction data from relevant prosecutions to the NICS administrator as they have done since implementation of Instant Check. Uhhh.you guys HAVE been doing that.right? 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. Translation: Oh my God. My health care law has ironclad data privacy clauses that will stop states from sharing mental health data with NICS. We are so screwed. That stuff is hardwired. Congress will have to amend the law. Holy crud. The LAST th ...
Is the PATRIOT Act an invaluable tool in our fight against terrorism, as the Bush administration would have us believe? Or, rather, is it a blatant violation of the United States Constitution and Americans' civil liberties? With 91 percent of registered voters unaware of the Act's encroachment on civil liberties, the entire dispute might appear unnecessary. Unnecessary, that is, until you take a look at the Act in its entirety -- all of its 342 pages of verbose details and constitutional infractions. Then you will realize that the White House has silently sacrificed our constitutional protections of due process and civil liberties in the name of "National Security." The USA PATRIOT Act was passed in great haste and secrecy, with little debate by members of Congress, on Oct. 26, 2001. In July 2003, the Inspector General of the Justice Department reported 34 credible cases in which officials illegally abused the powers of the Patriot Act. Another report by the Inspector General found "significant problems" ...
The instances of the Justice Department monitoring electronic communications such as phone calls, emails and even social network updates without a warrant has increased by as much as 60 percent in
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From: John Lee Florence Al. To Richard Villa Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 7:01 PM Subject: Fw: Fwd: IMPORTANT E-MAIL.EXCELLENT READ!! If you have doubts about what this gentleman is referring just consider: 1. The Health & Human Service Mandate under Obamacare which requires all "faith" based institutions (Catholic, Baptist, etc.) organizations (hospitals, colleges, etc.) to provide contraceptives, abortions, etc., as part of their employee's health care plans (the First Amendment); 2. The negotiations with the UN to limit the ability of Americans to have small arms (2nd Amendment); 3. The bombing of Libya without Congressional approval (Article I, Section 8 the Constitution of the USA and the War powers Act); 4. The head of the Justice Department, Eric Holder, refusing Congressional subpoenas and being held in contempt; 5. His disregard of laws passed by Congress (signed into law by the president) and issuing Executive Orders the circumvent the law (the Executive Law granting amnesty to illegal immi ...
So on Constitution Day, the Obama Administration detains for questioning a filmmaker who made a film critical of the religion of peace and they ask YouTube to remove the offending video, they refuse to answer any more questions about the debacle in Libya ostensibly because the Justice Department is conducting a Criminal Investigation in Libya, and the "free press" is obsessing about Mitt Romney's allegedly disastrous and highly political response to the debacle in the Middle East. Yup, the First Amendment is alive and well in Obamaland.
Mark Shapiro recommends an article on NBC News, TODAY, and msnbc. If this act perpetrated by Obama's Justice Department doesn't scare the crap out of every American, then nothing will. Now we are rounding up film producers whose media "offends" others? President Barak "Chamberlin" is now appeasing the murderous thugs of the radical Islamic world. BTW, How'd that work out for Chamberlin. The Justic e Department's stated reason for his "voluntary" detention as being for a possible probation violation, is patently absurd and nothing more than a pretext. Trust me, after working more than 20 years in the Criminal Justice system, whenever a person is "escorted by deputies," it is NOT voluntary. Even convicted criminals, last I checked, still have a First Amendment right of freedom of speech. Shameful! I hope the federal judge hearing this case blasts the Government for this disgusting and Anti-American display. Suspected anti-Islam filmmaker questioned by federal probation officers Updated at 10 a.m. ET: A man ...
In a move that could have chilling First Amendment consequences, the Obama regime this week showed that it's willing to use the full weight and power of the Justice Department to pummel any media outlet that doesn't toe the party line. Within days of the Gallup Organization issuing, essentially...
William, Paul and James Newland and their sister, Christine Ketterhagen, who together own Hercules Industries, have no right to conduct their family business in a manner that comports with their Catholic faith. The federal government can and will compel them to either surrender their business or to engage in activities the Catholic faith teaches are intrinsically immoral. This is exactly what President Barack Obama's Justice Department told a U.S. district court in a formal filing last week. Never before has an administration taken such a bold step to strip Americans of the freedom of conscience — a right for which, over the centuries, many Christian martyrs have laid down their lives, and which our Founding Fathers took great care to protect in a First Amendment that expressly guarantees the free exercise of religion. As the Founders understood, no government has legitimate authority to take this right away, because it does not come from government. It comes from God. The very purpose of government is ...
Clearly this Justice Department lawyer needs to review the US Constitution. Hello First Amendment!
What we know NOW we didn't know Wednesday: 1. Saying you won the Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor to win an election is a First Amendment right; 2. Congressional power to tax is limitless, extending even to taxing things you don't do that the government thinks you should. (There is no question that a tax on people who don't eat 'right', or exercise 'enough' is now firmly constitutional...get ready.) 3. The chief law enforcement officer for the United States has been held in criminal contempt of Congress. His case will be referred to the Justice Department for handling...wait a minute...uh...
A federal Justice Department investigation found a pattern of ill-treatment by officers of the Puerto Rico Police Department.
Via Schwartzreport & The New York Times 05-24-12 T h e R i g h t t o R e c o r d This is a very big deal. Had this decision gone the other way, citizens would be precluded from recording the excesses of the increasingly over-reaching militarized police in this country. The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department took an important stand last week, declaring that citizens have a First Amendment right to videotape the actions of police officers in public places and that seizure or destruction of such recordings violates constitutional rights. The Justice Department made the statement in a federal lawsuit brought against the Baltimore Police Department by Christopher Sharp, who used his cellphone to take video of the police arresting and beating a friend at Pimlico on the day of the 2010 Preakness. The officers took Mr. Sharp’s cellphone while he was recording and wiped the phone clean of all videos before returning it to him. The Courts of Appeals for the First and Seventh Circuits have wisely ...
Justice Department letter on right to record police activities strengthens First Amendment rights - First Amendment Coalition : First...
Justice Department backs citizens’ right to record police in action - First Amendment Coalition : First Amendment Coalition...
US Justice Dept Defends Right To Record Police In recent times, it seems many Police Departments believe that recording them doing their work is an act of war with police officers, destroying the tapes, phones or cameras while arresting the folks doing it. But in a surprising twist, the U.S. Justice Department has sent letter to attorneys for the Baltimore Police Department — who have been quite heavy handed in enforcing their 'Don't record me bro!' mantra. The letter contains an awful lot of lawyer babble and lists many court cases and the like, although some sections are surprisingly clear: 'Policies should prohibit officers from destroying recording devices or cameras and deleting recordings or photographs under any circumstances. In addition to violating the First Amendment, police officers violate the core requirements of the Fourteenth Amendment procedural due process clause when they irrevocably deprived individuals of their recordings without first providing notice and an opportunity to object.' ...
The First Amendment has come under assault on the streets of America. Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists simply for attempting to document political protests in public spaces. While individual cases may not fall under the Justice Department's jurisdiction, this suppression of the freedoms of speech, assembly, petition and press is a national problem and deserves your full attention.The alarming number of arrests is an unfortunate and unwarranted byproduct of otherwise positive changes. A new type of activism is taking hold around the world and here in the U.S.: People with smartphones, cameras and Internet connections have been empowered with the means to report on public events. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of access to information are vital whether you're a credentialed journalist, a protester or just a bystander with a camera. In the digital age, these freedoms mean that we all have the right to create and share in ...
Join the ACLU in demanding that the Justice Department honor and defend everyone's First Amendment right to record in public.
The U.S. Justice Department opined May 14 that the First Amendment does secure such a right, reaffirming a January letter that I had missed. “Recording governmental officers engaged in public duties,” the letter reasons, “is a form of speech through which private individuals may gather and dissemin...
It's really disgusting that Barack Obama has his Justice Department prosecuting the same garbage that the Bush Justice Department went after. Shame on you, Mr. President. You ran on a platform of being a constitutional scholar. And instead we get an expanded NSA, Guantanamo Bay open with 7-Eleven hours, and First Amendment precedents that look like edicts from the Vatican.
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