First Amendment Today, July 10, 2018: Brett Kavanaugh Nominated; Maxine Waters Disparaged; and…¡Viva Mexican Padilla!


In 2017 dissent, Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh found FCC’s “net neutrality” rule violated First Amendment

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)

San Bernardino County gang prosecutor suspended for Instagram post that called U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters a “loud-mouthed cunt” who deserves to be shot

Wife of new White House communications chief Bill Shine has a record of racist tweets

Nasim Aghdam wounded three employees at YouTube headquarters, then shot herself in the heart

Viral Video of the Day: El Paso cop pulls gun on group of kids

Texas-based “Mexican Padilla” is one of several “First Amendment auditors” who post YouTube videos of their confrontations with police officers

Emails show white nationalist Jason Kessler may be shifting “Charlottesville 2.0” rally to Washington, D.C.

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Backpage fallout: Indianapolis vice cops are “running blind,” have busted just one pimp in past seven months

April 6, 2018 notice indicating that the federal government has seized and affiliated sites
Notice that appeared at in early April 2018, after the FBI seized the site

See Also:
“First Amendment Today, July 4, 2018: Facebook Censors Declaration of Independence; #SecondCivilWar Breaks Out on Twitter”

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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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