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  •  Okay, I saw Gitlow (0+ / 0-)

    A 1925 case overturning the conviction of Mr. Gitlow for "criminal anarchy." I'm not quite seeing a parallel between a criminal charge for publishing a manifesto and the Chick-Fil-A situation. Nobody from Chick-Fil-A has been sent to jail. They haven't been fined. They haven't even really sustained any legally cognizable "harm."

    But, since this has become some kind of a First Amendment test in so many people's minds, I'm sure there's some nexus of commonality between Gitlow (a criminal case) or Brown v. Board of Education (a Fourteenth Amendment case) and the Chick-Fil-A situation (purportedly a First Amendment case) that's totally escaping my feeble little mind. Unfortunately, the excuses proffered so far have been . . . lacking.

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