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Continuing On The Threat To 1 A

Today is the second consecutive day that I am dealing with the threats to the First Amendment (hint: it probably won’t be the last). I thought a good place to begin was to quote the entire First Amendment. “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 to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for redress of grievances.” Just 44 words but it covers a lot!

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SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Presumed Guilty: How The Supreme Court Empowered The Police Subverting Civil Rights by Erwin Chemerinsky  to the Recommended Reading List.

The sub-title tells you most of what you need to know about the University of California’s Law School Dean’s work.  It is heavy on Supreme Court decisions but not too nerdy.

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I have just added We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates to the Recommended Reading section. In this book the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient deals with social inequity with an emphasis on racial inequality. If this book doesn’t provoke thought I suggest you stop wasting your time reading and simply drink beer while watching Fox News.

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.

Of WORMs And Cops

When I woke up Monday morning I decided to write about the first two aspects of this article for Wednesday’s publishing. Then, as is my habit, I read the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both had articles about a pending Trump announcement that dovetailed with my intended topics, (USA Today actually broke the story). The juxtaposition of history and the present made this a must address subject. Let’s explore. Continue reading Of WORMs And Cops