Growing threats to our First Amendment rights: An address by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

American Enterprise Institute 6/15/2012

Go to AEI to read a post-event summary.

H/T Ace of Spades HQ:

I know lots of people think McConnell is among the Rinoeist of the RINOs but no one can deny he’s outstanding on freedom of speech (remember McConnell was the lead plaintiff in the case that sought to […]

The Net Neutrality Coup

The campaign to regulate the Internet was funded by a who’s who of left-liberal foundations.

John Fund The Wall Street Journal 12/18/2010

…The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. Mr. […]

Op-Ed: ‘Citizens United’ decision not as consequential as it seems

by Lanny Davis The Daily Caller February 4, 2010

“It is my belief that there are ‘absolutes’ in the Bill of Rights and they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant and meant their prohibitions to be absolutes….[The first Amendment] provides, in simple words, that ‘Congress make no law…abridging the […]

Justice Samuel Alito’s silent defense

We didn’t watch last night’s State of the Union Address because we prefer to read. By doing so it eliminates a lot of the hype and drama that seems to attend news delivery and government events in the 24/7 cycle. So when the story quickly emerged online that the President had attacked the Supreme Court’s […]

Althouse: “Now, I’ll give my answer. It is exactly what I, a law professor, would expect to hear from another law professor!”

Ann Althouse January 23, 2010

I answer that question I asked back here.

…ADDED: A day has passed, and you’ve chewed over the question. Now, I’ll give my answer. It is exactly what I, a law professor, would expect to hear from another law professor! The odd thing is that Obama, a politician, didn’t […]

Althouse: And you, President Obama, a law professor!

Ann Althouse January 22, 2010

So, the Supreme Court came out with a big free-speech decision yesterday, and President Obama’s response was that he needs “to develop a forceful response to this decision. The public interest requires nothing less.” I’ve already used that quote as part of the discussion in the earlier post “On the […]