The First Amendment Of The United States Constitution

1090 WordsMar 31, 20165 Pages
It’s a typical Friday night and you are with your friends at a basketball game. The opposing team takes a shot and misses…everything. What’s your obvious reaction? To yell, “AIR BALL! AIR BALL!” That is, unless you live in Wisconsin. Students are banned from making this chant, along with many others that the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association wrote, “are clearly intended to taunt or disrespect.” Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t it my right to taunt the referees, players and coaches? The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of expression from government interference. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to make a…show more content…
The Judiciary Committee can be found in both your House of Representatives and in the United States Senate. They oversee the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement organizations. Within this committee falls The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee. This committee deals with (1) Constitutional amendments; (2) Enforcement and protection of constitutional rights; (3) Legal guarantees of civil rights and civil liberties; (4) Separation of powers; (5) Federal-State relations; (6) Interstate contracts; (7) Human rights laws and practices; (8) Enforcement and execution of human rights laws. There are nine members on this committee. I have chosen to select two members whom I feel will most benefit my cause based on their key issues, sponsored bills, and voting records as they pertain to the constitution as a whole. Both of these members are committed to upholding the Constitution and the rights in which it provides. My first selection is Senator Dick Durbin. Senator Durbin serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee. In 1996 he became a senator and has served as Senate Majority Whip for a period of eight years. He has sponsored several legislative acts regarding school programs as well as those that pertain to upholding constitutional amendments. In 2007, Senator Durbin suggested that the
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