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Supreme Court Takes Up Major Constitutional Case – Washington Shaken By Lawsuit On 1st Amendment
By Adam Casalino|April 28, 2021
Supreme Court Takes Up Major Constitutional Case – Washington Shaken By Lawsuit On 1st Amendment

What’s Happening:

It seems like Americans’ rights are under siege on a daily basis. Democrats from coast to coast are pushing to rewrite our laws and traditions.

With Joe Biden in the White House and Nancy and Chuck in Congress, liberals are chomping at the bit to get their radical agenda done.

Few institutions are left that can check their runaway plans.

But the Supreme Court just picked up a case that could take away even more… or give Americans a lot more 1st Amendment protection.

From Fox News:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a case on school speech that could be the most influential on the topic since the famous 1969 case Tinker v. Des Moines.

The dispute stems from Snapchat posts by a high school sophomore after she did not make a varsity cheer team. But it could have implications for tens of millions of students nationwide, and to what extent schools are allowed to regulate and punish students for speech that happens outside of school.

A cheerleader was kicked off the team after coaches discovered rude remarks she made on social media.

Her parents sued for her to be put back on the team. Now, the case has made its way to the Supreme Court—and their decision could be monumental.

You might be thinking, “Why should we care about a teenage girl who cursed about her school on Snapchat?”

Because this goes far beyond simply this one girl. If the court rules in favor of the school, it means that government institutions (including schools and other agencies) have the power to monitor a citizen’s interactions all day long.

It would give the government the power to punish us whenever they disliked what we said on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or even in private conversations.

But if the Supreme Court rules in favor of this high school student, it means neither schools nor any other government body has the right to monitor our activity and control what we say or think.

In today’s hearing, the justices already signaled that the decision may have a narrow interpretation and not extend to wider issues, but that remains to be seen on the final decision.

This case has brought together two unlikely allies: the American Civil Liberties Union and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Both this far-left group and conservative group believe in defending Americans’ First Amendment rights.

Biden’s administration, of course, is siding with the school. They have made the weak argument that the school was right to punish this cheerleader because other students were “upset.”

Oh, so I guess free speech doesn’t matter if some snowflake is offended? Something tells me the Supreme Court will disagree.

Do you stand with the Biden government—or with the student and free speech?

Key Takeaways:

  • The Supreme Court will weigh in on a case covering free speech for students.
  • Their ruling could decide if schools or government institutions can reprimand someone over comments on social media.
  • Numerous groups, both on the right and left, are fighting for the First Amendment.

Source: Fox News

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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