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Posts tagged with ‘Duck Dynasty’

  • Free Expression: whether we like it or not.

    By Jeffrey M. McCall on January 15, 2014
    Americans know the First Amendment guarantees free expression through speech, press, religion and assembly. It is harder, however, to know how that noble concept gets operationalized in the real world. Public pressure and courts together work to make sense of free expression, but it is a never-ending challenge. We know free speech lands somewhere between an expression free-for-all and absolute […]
  • Ted Cruz Doesn’t Understand the First Amendment

    By Ed Brayton on December 27, 2013
    Actually, he does. Ted Cruz is, by all accounts, a brilliant attorney who has been called by liberal law profs at Harvard Law one of the best con law students they ever had. So he must know that when he claims that the bigot from Duck Dynasty is having his free speech and religious liberty rights violated, he’s just lying […]
  • Duck Calls and Pilgrims: Religious Freedom in America

    By Donald E. Knebel on December 26, 2013
    A&E’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson for an interview in which he seemingly equated “homosexuals” with “terrorists” and “homosexual behavior” with “bestiality” based on his interpretation of the Bible has caused an outcry from conservative commentators and politicians, including Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin, who characterize the suspension as an attack on “religious liberty” and “free speech.”  It plainly […]