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Thread: SCOTUS comedy on 1st amend - that they made a ruling on that they dont like anymore

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    SCOTUS comedy on 1st amend - that they made a ruling on that they dont like anymore

    A hilarious case that shows that when the gov't starts trying to limit rights, it always screws someone...even themselves sometimes.

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    Campaign Veteran skidmark's Avatar
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    I'm trying to figure out how the First Amendment comes into play in the instant case or in the Garcetti ruling.

    In the instant case it was not "free speech" but compelled testimony. Failure to testify would be obstruction of justice.

    In the Garcetti case there is at least some question as to whether or not Ceballos was exercising his right to free speech or exercising a magisterial duty when he wrote the memo questioning a warrant. But since Ceballos never raised that issue and SCOTUS never bothered to think of it, it does not matter - except to serve as a warning to others to cover all your bases.

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    Regular Member sudden valley gunner's Avatar
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    Government has no rights.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Government has no rights.

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    "The wicked flee when no man persueth: but the righteous are as bold as a lion" Proverbs 28:1

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