Supreme Court Justice Agrees: First Amendment Limits Only Congress

I have argued since I first began writing and speaking on this issue that the First Amendment restrains only the actions of Congress. The first word in the First Amendment, after all, is the word “Congress.” “Congress shall make no law…”

The Founders quite intentionally were not imposing restraints on what a state could do in offering prayers before legislative assemblies, or what a city could do in erecting Ten Commandments monuments, or what a school could do in offering prayer and Bible reading over the intercom or at graduation. Congress and Congress alone is bound down by the chains of the First Amendmen
Read more at http://barbwire.com/2014/05/10/supreme-court-justice-agrees-first-amendment-limits-congress/#rMiKtdCsYMHryZHC.99

I have argued since I first began writing and speaking on this issue that the First Amendment restrains only the actions of Congress. The first word in the First Amendment, after all, is the word “Congress.” “Congress shall make no law…”

The Founders quite intentionally were not imposing restraints on what a state could do in offering prayers before legislative assemblies, or what a city could do in erecting Ten Commandments monuments, or what a school could do in offering prayer and Bible reading over the intercom or at graduation. Congress and Congress alone is bound down by the chains of the First Amendmen
Read more at http://barbwire.com/2014/05/10/supreme-court-justice-agrees-first-amendment-limits-congress/#rMiKtdCsYMHryZHC.99

I have argued since I first began writing and speaking on this issue that the First Amendment restrains only the actions of Congress. The first word in the First Amendment, after all, is the word “Congress.” “Congress shall make no law…”

The Founders quite intentionally were not imposing restraints on what a state could do in offering prayers before legislative assemblies, or what a city could do in erecting Ten Commandments monuments, or what a school could do in offering prayer and Bible reading over the intercom or at graduation. Congress and Congress alone is bound down by the chains of the First Amendmen
Read more at http://barbwire.com/2014/05/10/supreme-court-justice-agrees-first-amendment-limits-congress/#rMiKtdCsYMHryZHC.99

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