The Supreme Court may take a knee


October 16, 2017

Three decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court probably settled the current controversy involving protests within the National Football League about freedom of speech. The recent public shakeup with some players “taking a knee” or “linking arms” may be somewhat different than protest directly involving the American flag but many judicial experts would bet that “taking a knee” is protected speech under the First Amendment and is now settled law.

Like it or not, the U. S. Constitution protects the right of Americans to protest the actions of their government.

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