Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Wrong amendmentJack Balkin says the government shutdown violates the Second Amendment, because people cannot bring their guns to national parks. A Pennsylvania Maryland chapter of the KKK begs to differ--the shutdown violates the First Amendment.
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Not too far from the truth.
Regarding the Vets visiting the WWII Memorial: "National Parks official Karen Cucurullo says they are considering this a 1st Amendment protest."
Posted by: Josh Blackman | Oct 2, 2013 11:35:52 AM
They even have the following signage:
"Because of the federal government shutdown this National Park Service area is closed, except for 1st Amendment activities."
Posted by: Michelle Meyer | Oct 2, 2013 1:40:07 PM
The sign is, I gather, a fairly transparently political response to a wholly political complaint. Viz., http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/10/02/how_the_first_amendment_is_defusing_the_world_war_ii_memorial_battle.html.
Posted by: Paul Horwitz | Oct 2, 2013 4:47:58 PM