A federal district court judge has taught Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (a Democrat) a valuable lesson: The COVID-19 pandemic does not give her the right to suspend the First Amendment right of Kansans to practice their religious beliefs. Several other state and local officials should take heed, too. Kelly signed a series of executive orders restricting public and private activities due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 7, she issued Executive Order 20-18, prohibiting “mass gatherings” of more than 10 people in a confined or enclosed space. Violators were subject to up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine, or both.
10/25: ACRU Senior Fellow Kerri Toloczko explains why the left is trying to tear down our constitutional right to religious freedom with increasingly invasive policies.
10/9: The Supreme Court will take on a case that will decide whether encouraging illegal immigration to the US is in fact protected speech.
10/8: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky and John York examine why Democrats seem to be focusing on policing Facebook's free speech rather than defending the Constitution.
10/3: The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York.
9/29: New York City's Commission on Human Rights is suggesting that there should be $250,000 fines for using terms like "illegal alien" or threatening to call ICE.
9/18: Arizona's Supreme Court ruled that two Christian artists could not be coerced into creating wedding invitations for a same-sex couple.
9/17: ACRU Senior Fellow Kerri Toloczko honors Constitution Day by explaining how Founding Father Benjamin Franklin would react to the Left's current attempts at censorship in social media.
9/12: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky reports on how Democratic Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ellen Weintraub is planning to use the board's regulatory power to hamper free speech from Republicans.
9/3: The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution saying their values align with those who are religiously unaffiliated.