The First Amendment, Black liberation and you
July 9, 2020
The First Amendment has had a landmark year — and it’s only June. The devout invoke religious freedom while debating whether it is appropriate to ban in-person religious services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The socially conscious assemble to protest en masse against police brutality and to affirm that Black lives matter. Journalists risk their safety to exercise the right of the press to report on matters of public interest, even though they risk wrongful arrest or assault by officers in riot gear.
Progressives and conservatives alike have taken to the streets and courts to advocate f...