ACRU’s von Spakovsky: Governors can’t suspend the First Amendment

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.

Individual religious liberty gets a big "YES!" from the DOJ

While the 9th Circuit was explaining that liberal billionaires have a right to censor, the Department of Justice was explaining that government has no right to coerce an individual to engage, or not engage, in economic activity based on that person's religious belief. It's called religious "freedom." Perhaps that's the word that confuses progressive activists and their cadre of "victims" who deliberately target Christian wedding vendors just to make their wrong-headed, hypocritical point.

SCOTUS Sides with the American Legion and ACRU on WWI Cross Memorial

8/7: The ACRU joined the fight for Freedom of Religion by filing an amicus brief supporting the Bladensburg Cross.

Klukowski: SCOTUS Rules First Amendment Doesn't Apply to Public Access Channel

6/19: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's closely divided ruling that a privately owned public access TV station was not subject to First Amendment requirements.

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