Trump declares houses of worship ‘essential,’ pressuring governors to let them reopen

Politico

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It is unclear whether the president is legally empowered to compel the nation’s governors to take such an action. If the White House moves to enforce his order in defiance of opposition by local officials, Trump could force a constitutional clash over one of the fundamental freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment.

Source: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/22/trump-churches-essential-coronavirus-274763

Trump tweets: ‘WE WORSHIP GOD’ in America

Fox News

Trump tweets: ‘WE WORSHIP GOD’ in America

In between pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions and announcing a major military policy change, President Trump used his Twitter account Wednesday to declare Americans worship God, not government.

Source: www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-tweets-worship-god-in-america.html

 

Whether Trump’s immigration ban targets Muslims key to potential First Amendment challenges

National Post

Whether Trump’s immigration ban targets Muslims key to potential First Amendment challenges

So far, four U.S. district judges have issued temporary rulings blocking aspects of the order. These provisional, hastily granted judicial rulings didn’t delve into deep constitutional issues

Source: news.nationalpost.com/news/world/whether-trumps-immigration-ban-targets-muslims-key-to-potential-first-amendment-challenges

Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ order may violate the Constitution

Business Insider

Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ order may violate the Constitution

The president’s new policy on refugee admission may discriminate based on religion – a violation of the First Amendment.

Source: www.businessinsider.com/trumps-extreme-vetting-order-may-violate-the-constitution-2017-1

Our First Amendment test is here. We can’t afford to flunk it.

The Washington Post

Our First Amendment test is here. We can’t afford to flunk it.

Trump is obviously no friend to free expression, so get ready for a fight.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/our-first-amendment-test-is-here-we-cant-afford-to-flunk-it/2016/11/13/9e8722ce-a83f-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html?utm_term=.5172fe6db7d3