Tag Archives: First Amendment

Opinion: Obama’s war on police put a target on the backs of officers in Dallas

“Local officials are mad to not force DOJ to prove these cases in court. DOJ fears having to go to trial more than just about anything else. They can be beaten. Targets who fight back have found that DOJ moves on to easier prey. Targets who surrender find the financial costs and federal interference come with a heavy price.”

Watch out when liberal Democrats want an obscure federal agency to monitor speech

Using its own judgment to determine what qualifies as impermissible speech, the new government hall monitors would then recommend steps for Congress to take that are “appropriate and necessary to address such use of telecommunications.” Now, those recs must be “consistent with the First Amendment,” the bill says — and Markey insists.