2016 Elections

Supreme Court's Precedent Backs Donald Trump

The law today protects a speaker from being silenced by protesters.

Let's not get into flag-burning.

Photographer: Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images

The melee at the Donald Trump rally Friday night in Chicago raises a fundamental First Amendment question: When a speaker, such as the Republican presidential candidate, is confronting angry protesters, whose speech rights come first: the speaker’s or the protesters’?

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