Speaking of activist judges…
The Supreme Court ruled on two cases yesterday- both dealing with free-speech and both showing the conservative bias of the court.
In the first, they ruled that an anti-abortion group CAN run issue ads two months before an election.
In the second, then ruled that a student CAN NOT display a silly banner reading “bong hits 4 jesus” across the street from school property.
When writing about the anti-abortion group:
Chief Justice John Roberts is a wrote for the majority. “Where the First Amendment is implicated, the tie goes to the speaker, not the censor.”
When writing about the student:
Justice Roberts … said a principal may, consistent with the First Amendment, restrict student speech at a school event when it is reasonably viewed as promoting illegal drug use.
I’m no lawyer- but it seems to me that free speech is free speech. And it should matter if it’s an anti-abortion group running TV ads or a kid with a silly sign.
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