The First Amendment has played a key role in several U.S. Supreme Court decisions this year -- from organized labor fees to non-members who enjoy the fruits of collective bargaining to the question of whether a Colorado baker was obliged to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we examine the origin of the concept of free speech, and why Justice Elena Kagan in her dissent in the organized labor case said the ruling had “weaponized the First Amendment.”
- Brent Kendall, legal affairs reporter, Wall Street Journal
- Courtlyn Roser-Jones, assistant professor of constitutional, Ohio State Moritz College of Law
- Alan Chen, co-author, “Free Speech Beyond Words,” professor, University of Denver Strum College of Law