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Are Political Lies Constitutional?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.

Freedom of Speech at Stake in Indiana

Dan Bimrose | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

What do the far right conservative group Eagle Forum and the ACLU of Indiana have in common? They are part of a collection of groups and individuals filing briefs on behalf of Daniel Brewington.

Why the Individual Mandate Is Doomed

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

A majority of American taxpayers will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014 if the new healthcare law isn't overturned or revised. I predict it will be.

If Gay Marriage Wins...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Perry v. Schwarzenegger decision stands, it means that "sexual orientation" will be a protected classes of people. Not only would the battle for gay marriage be over, but all the legal battles gays now face would be over.

Did Obama Break His Campaign Promise to Scrap the Patriot Act?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Provisions of the Patriot Act that remain on the books are legally questionable and constitutionally suspect. President Obama has given no hint that he'll change them.