Take Care // 5/7/17 //
Chief of Staff Reince Priebus favors the idea of a constitutional amendment to make burning the American flag illegal, but Eugene Volokh warns against succumbing to the dangers of “censorship envy."
Priebus’s troubling statements on “opening up” libel laws run contrary to American values, and his proposal is probably unconstitutional, explains Matthew Menendez (Brennan Center for Justice).
Clinton v. Jones, which rejected the idea that presidents enjoy immunity from civil lawsuits while in office, may sink President Trump’s current defense to the various lawsuits pending against him, argues Michael Dorf for Take Care.
The Judicial Association has encouraged its members to defend judges targeted by disparaging rhetoric (WSJ).