MTSU Free Speech Center’s new First Amendment report offers ‘creative ways’ to reach college students

“Learning About Liberty: Facilitating First Amendment Engagement Among American University Students” is a new report by the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University that finds that college students don’t know much about their First Amendment freedoms, but their professors can help address that gap.

Maryland Carey Law Experts Available to Discuss Impeachment, Inauguration Security, Capitol Violence

 The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has faculty experts available to comment on several aspects of the recent attempted insurrection at the United States Capitol including impeachment, inauguration security/new threats to state capitols, and the police…

25th Amendment, Mike Pence’s political future, IU experts available to comment

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In the wake of violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol during Congress’ initial efforts to certify the 2020 election and President Donald Trump’s response that incited the mob, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have called…

@MTSU US Constitutional scholar John Vile is available to break down post-Election Day allegations and facts. As the author of “Presidential Winners & Losers: Words of Victory and Concession,” he provides a historical perspective on the outcome of US

Dr. Vile is a scholar of the U.S. constitutional amending process and the U.S. Presidency, who has written and edited numerous books, essays, chapters, and reviews on this and related topics. For his book “Presidential Winners and Losers: Words of Victory…

Expert Available: Supreme Court Nominations 101

Lady Justice and Lady Liberty. Strong female symbols have long been used to represent the embodiment of American ideals and freedom. So, it almost seems fitting that two women — the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Donald Trump’s presumptive replacement nominee Amy Coney Barrett — are at the heart of tensions over a vacancy on the country’s highest court.

WashU Expert: Withholding federal funds from ‘anarchist jurisdictions’ violates Constitution

The U.S. Department of Justice Sept. 21 issued a list of “anarchist jurisdictions,” pursuant to an order from President Donald Trump to review federal funding for cities where violence or vandalism has occurred adjacent to protests.If the Trump administration withholds federal funds from these jurisdictions based on the “anarchist” designation, that withholding of funds would violate the Constitution in at least two ways, says a Constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.

Maryland Carey Law Professor Available to Discuss Complicated Legacy of 19th Amendment

As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, University of Maryland Carey School of Law Professor Paula Monopoli, author of the recently published book Constitutional Orphan: Gender Equality and the Nineteenth Amendment (Oxford University Press 2020), is available to…

WashU Expert: Freedom of speech, the NBA and China

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey recently tweeted in support of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, causing reaction from the NBA and from China.Following Morey’s tweet, NBA commissioner Adam Silver expressed support for Morey’s freedom of speech. But in response, China’s state broadcaster CCTV punished the NBA by canceling broadcasts of two preseason NBA games.