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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wrong amendment

Jack 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.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on October 2, 2013 at 09:49 AM in First Amendment, Howard Wasserman | Permalink


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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."

(See http://news.yahoo.com/government-shutdown-national-parks-closed-141325025.html)

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

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