LGBT Face-Off with Religious Liberty: Adoption Agency Prevails Over New York on Marriage Views (Constitution news round-up)
Discrimination: Christian adoption agency beats New York in court; state tried to shut agency down for its beliefs on marriage; hostility to religion rationale prevailed (2nd Circuit) (LGBT rights v. religious liberty is the battleground today)
1A: Yes, conduct can be speech but this is ridiculous - “Protester claims lighting Molotov cocktail protected by First Amendment”
Free Expression: Amazon, Dems on Capitol Hill try to bury free speech documentary. #RiseOfTheAuthoritarianLeft
Free Expression: Cornell law prof faces coordinated campaign to get him fired for daring to criticize Black Lives Matter; supporters afraid to speak up
Free Expression: Fordham bars Chinese-American student from campus, demands he be re-educated after he holds gun in Instagram photo about the Tiananmen Square massacre
State Constitution: Michigan Supreme Court rules seizure of entire value of a property to collect $8.41 in delinquent property taxes is an unconstitutional taking calling for just compensation
14A: prisoners have a protected liberty interest in not being kept in solitary confinement for 4 years (4th Circuit)
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The Citadel military college in South Carolina (unlike other schools in the state) will follow state law and require all cadets to study the Constitution
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