articles tagged "first amendment"

Commentary: Brian Standing Checks on the Health of the First Amendment

Saturday, 3 August 2013 | buzz
First amendment rights

07-29-2013: 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 peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Seems pretty simple, no? Well, with the hammer coming down on Wisconsin Capitol protestors and the last issue of Madison’s legendary satirical newspaper, Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing took a look at the health of our oldest and most precious constitutional amendment. more »

Capitol Access Decision

Monday, 15 July 2013 | buzz
WI Capitol

Donald Downs, legal constitutional scholar at U.W.-Madison, joined Brian Standing on the Buzz to discuss the good and the bad of the federal court’s Capitol access decision. more »

Recent Citations Given To Protestors Spark Controversy Over First Amendment

Monday, 14 January 2013 | buzz
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Since former Marine, David Erwin, took over as chief of the Wisconsin Capitol Police, the capital police have issued over 118 citations to protesters inside the state capital. Wisconsin Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen (R), believes that these citations are not in violation of the first amendment. In this interview, on January 14th 2012, Donald Downs, Professor of political science, law, and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, speaks with Brian Standing about the attorney generals stance on these cases and what the constitutional implications could be.     more »

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