Constitution Triumphs Over Becerra, the FACT Act and NARAL

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar Leave a Comment

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… People, regardless of ideology and political party, we must realize, we need constitutional judges because they look at the Constitution to direct them on the law. Constitutional judges protect all ideological sides. When a court like the Ninth Circuit of Appeals rules with feelings, emotions, and ideology, it may be popular, but likely suppresses individual …

AB 2943 and the Cutting Down of the First Amendment

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 3 Comments

The painting is of Sir Thomas More’s daughter saying goodbye to her father. More was beheaded by King Henry after refusing to acknowledge the State as Supreme Head of the Church of England and refusing to approve the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you–where …

Family, Civility and the First Amendment

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 4 Comments

My White Supremacist neighbor and my Antifa neighbor were created in the image of  God and as such are endowed with the inalienable right of free speech. However, if we wish to address their lack of civility we’re going to have an impossible battle attempting to do so through more law. “Thousands hacking at the branches to the one striking at the …

You’ll never guess who just sued UC San Diego in federal court.

Daniel Watts Daniel Watts 2 Comments

UCSD’s most notorious student-run humor newspaper just sued the school for free speech violations stemming from the student government’s decision earlier this year to revoke funding from every independent campus media organization. Named as defendants are Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, former student government president Dominick Suvonnasupa, and former financial controller Tristan Britt, all sued in their official capacity. The lawsuit, The Koala v. Pradeep Khosla, et. …

Do Sun Glasses “Sit on your Face”?

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks Leave a Comment

A recently placed, then fairly quickly removed, “SPY” sunglass company billboard in Encinitas caused some buzz this week. Some thought it was funny or clever, others not so much. The Outdoor Advertizing Company which owns the billboard claims to have received complaints, but my office did not. So, does this fall under the 1st Amendment, or is it prurient in …

Philip Rivers, Catholic Radio, SD Rally for Religious Freedom… And Condom Hurling

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 3 Comments

Thanks to Philip Rivers, his wife, Tiffany, and local attorney Charles LiMandri who spearheaded a $5.2 million capital campaign to purchase the radio station KCEO 1000 AM, San Diego now has a 24 hour Catholic talk radio station. In turn, thanks to KCEO, I learned last week about San Diego’s Rally for Religious Freedom, tomorrow, Friday, March 23, noon at …

The Case for the Pendleton Crosses

Ryan T. Darby Ryan T. Darby Leave a Comment

The Union-Tribune reported last week that atheist groups are complaining about a pair of crosses in Camp Pendleton serving as a memorial to fallen soldiers. The Pentagon will decide whether the memorial may remain, and litigation is highly likely if it does. Such a lawsuit would misconstrue the meaning of the Establishment Clause, which provides that government “shall make no …

Leaked Email Exposes Plot to Censor and Defund Koala

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman Leave a Comment

Taken from The California Review, October 27th, 2010: California Review Editorial Board We obtained an internal SAAC email that reveals a plot by Utsav Gupta, Josh Grossman, and Cody Marshall in which they attempt to prevent students from benefitting from legitimate media organizations by registering 89 (and possibly counting) other media organizations to challenge their funding. In addition, Utsav Gupta’s …

The Quad of Young America’s Foundation: Collegiate Blog featuring yours truly

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman 1 Comment

http://gabriellahoffman.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/guest-appearance-on-the-quad-young-americas-foundation-collegiate-blog/ http://www.yaf.org/freespeechUCSD.aspx Report from the Trenches at UC-San Diego From sunny and charming La Jolla, California, I bring rather daunting and implicating news about the attack on free speech at UCSD. For the past several weeks, UCSD students have faced ramifications of a situation taken way too far.  From the Compton Cookout to the Associated Students of UCSD’s injunction on cutting media …

Report From the Trenches of UCSD, Part 2

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman Leave a Comment

Things took quite a toll as more racially triggered events sprung on the UCSD campus. A noose was found hanging on February 19th, 2010, at the seventh floor of Geisel Library. The culprit, a student who was not identified by name and race, apologized for the incident, citing in UCSD’s main paper, The Guardian, “I found a small piece of …

Report from the Trenches of UCSD, Part 1

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman Leave a Comment

From sunny and charming La Jolla, California, I bring rather daunting and implicating news about the attack on free speech at UCSD. For the past several weeks, UCSD students have faced ramifications of a situation taken way too far.  From the Compton Cookout to the Associated Students of UCSD’s injunction on cutting media organization funds to the hanging of a noose in …

Thank goodness for FIRE: Taken from FIRE’s website in regard to UCSD’s latest censorship attempt

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman 6 Comments

February 24, 2010 UC San Diego Freezes Funds for 33 Media Groups, Dissolves Student TV, Threatens to Punish Students for Protected Speech February 23, 2010 SAN DIEGO, February 23, 2010—The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and its student government have violated the First Amendment by freezing funds for 33 student media organizations, dissolving the student-run television station, and threatening …

The UCSD Overreaction & the Death of Free Speech

Gabriella Hoffman Gabriella Hoffman 11 Comments

From Alec Weisman, Editor-in-Chief of the California Review about UCSD’s latest attempt to restrict free speech on campus: Alec Weisman, Editor-in-Chief Last weekend, individuals from several fraternities decided to throw a racially-themed party mocking Black History Month, called the “Compton Cookout.” This ghetto-themed party was definitely offensive, as it urged people to wear specific outfits and fulfill various stereotyped behaviors. …