The Legal Beat
This Is Not A First Amendment Thing, Man
Posted on Wednesday October 20, 2021
A lot of folks would plead the First Amendment last week, and it was all nonsense. Yale Law School’s Federalist Society advertised an event by throwing a whole mess of racist stereotyping at the wall just to see what would stick and when other students asked how this fit within the private school’s standards for student organizations… First Amendment! Conspiracy theorists are convinced that Merrick Garland is using the Justice Department to enrich himself by silencing parents just because they threatened school officials… First Amendment! And Virginia public school teachers want the right to refuse to use a student’s personal pronouns… First Amendment! Nope. Nope to all of it.