Tag Archives: First Amendment

A Sweeping Ban Causes Tension Within Federal Government

by: Roman Sarangoulis With the stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump’s Executive Order established a ban on immigrants seeking refuge in America.[1] The Executive Order will be suspending the entry of all refugees attempting to enter the United States for 120 days.[2] Syrian refugees specifically will be barred indefinitely, and entry into the United […]

Kaepernick Rolling Out of the Constitutional Pocket: NFL’s Restriction of Players’ First Amendment Rights

by: Nicolas Chavez On August 26, 2016, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for sitting during the national anthem prior to his team’s third preseason game.[1] Kaepernick explained the purpose of his silent protest is to use his status as a professional athlete to bring light to the prevalence of institutionalized oppression of people of […]

Under the Shroud of Freedom: The First Amendment Rights of Visitors in the Immigration Detention System

BY: JESSICA BRAUTIGAM Past the outskirts of the city, off an unmarked road, you reach the barbed wire fence line and guarded gate of the detention facility. Leaving your phone and personal belongings behind, you walk through the metal detector and into the lobby. After filling out forms at the guard desk, you are escorted […]