First Amendment This Week: Kavanaugh’s #MeToo Fiasco; Trump’s Junk Exposed; Handmaid’s Tale Halloween Costume Pulled


California professor’s #MeToo bombshell threatens to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination

Screenshot of a middle-aged man wearing a suit and tie, speaking from a podium at the White House, with Donald Trump to his right, in background
Federal judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks at the White House on July 9, 2018, after President Donald Trump nominated him to the U.S. Supreme Court (screenshot via C-SPAN)

“Like a toadstool”: Stormy Daniels likens Trump’s tool to Mario Kart character in new tell-all

Social-media backlash spurs online retailer to yank sexy Handmaid’s Tale-inspired Halloween costume

Golf Digest investigation leads to freedom for New York man convicted of murder in 1991

New York Review of Books editor ousted after publishing #MeToo-themed issue

3-D gun guru Cody Wilson pinched in Taiwan on allegations that he paid $500 for sex with a minor in Texas

Editors at a high-school newspaper in Burlington, Vermont, prevail in First Amendment fight

Irony Alert: Self-styled free-speech warrior Jordan Peterson threatens to sue feminist critic who called him a “misogynist”

ACLU: First Amendment prevents public officials from targeting Nike over Colin Kaepernick campaign

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About Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from government corruption to white-supremacist gangs. In addition to Front Page Confidential, his work has appeared in Phoenix New Times, the Los Angeles Times,, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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