First Amendment Today, July 11, 2018: Scarlett Johansson Ticks Off Trans Men; Congress Wants to ‘Unmask Antifa’

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Under proposed “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” protesters who wear disguises or masks could get fifteen years in federal pen

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Masked protesters at a demonstration in Portland, Oregon, in 2012 (Karney Hatch via Flickr)

Appeals court to decide whether the First Amendment protects a teen who texted her troubled boyfriend, encouraging him to commit suicide

Two cops arrested a New Jersey man for flipping them a middle-finger salute; now he’s suing

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Viral Video of the Day: African-American woman beats 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick and tells him to “go back to your country”

Business Insider censors opinion piece that defended Scarlett Johansson for taking a role as a transgender man in Rub & Tug

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Trans men mock Scarlett Johansson’s Rub & Tug gig by “auditioning” for past Johansson roles in parody video

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record on the First Amendment and commercial speech is “discouraging”

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

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, Salon.com, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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