15. September 2011 11:20
Have you ever flashed your headlights to warn other drivers about a speed trap? Is it legal to flash your headlights? If it is illegal does this law violate your constitutional right to freedom of speech? One man in Florida believes that the ticket he received for flashing his headlights is a violation of his right to free speech. Read all about the suit he has filed here.
If you are interested in viewing your first amendment rights take the following steps.
1) Log onto LexisNexis
2) Make sure the Legal tab is selected
3) Select view more next to Federal Legal – U.S.
4) Select USCS – United States Code Service: Code, Const, Rules, Conventions & Public Laws
5) You can now expand the sections in the Table of Contents, start with:
a. Constitution of the United States of America
c. Amendment 1
d. Religious and political freedom (part 1 of 4)
e. Start reading
You can also read the first amendment by looking at a book or locating it on Westlaw.
25. January 2011 12:23
Today President Obama will give the annual State of the Union Address. Here's some trivia about the address:
- Article 2, Section 3 of the United States Constitution describes the President's duty to give the State of the Union Address.
- Did you know that one member of the President's cabinet is absent for the address in case of emergency to maintain the line of succession?
- This year the White House's website will be providing an "enhanced viewing experience" to those who choose to watch the address online.
- "Enhanced experience" means you will get to see charts and graphs as President Obama gives his speech.
- Be sure to visit the State of the Union White House website.
- Also on the website, check out the list of upcoming live events following the event. For example, on Thursday President Obama will answer your questions live via YouTube.
- Did you know the current White House Director of Speechwriting is Jon Favreau? Not the same as the actor and director of Elf and Iron Man, Jon Favreau...
Watch this awesome video all about the making of the State of the Union Address:
Will you be watching the State of the Union address? It will be on tonight at 7pm here in Arizona.