Has the First Amendment Become an Exercise in Futility?

Has the First Amendment become an exercise in futility? In this week’s vodcast, John Whitehead examines the case of Harold Hodge—a 45-year-old African-American male arrested for violating a federal law that prohibits protest activities outside of the Supreme Court—and its impact on free speech.



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