Our legislators need to rely less on staff lawyers for constitutional interpretations and more on their own good sense
It was a State Attorney-more precisely a legislative staff attorney-who thought it was fine for the budget to be changed on the word of one or two legislators after it was passed because of fear of a lawsuit. State lawyers can't bother to bluntly tell the General Assembly that if they pass a law that governs what pictures people may put on their individual internet sites, and declares that if someone feels "harassed" by a picture or image that this may be seen as violating free speech rights. We must change the wording to protect Planned Barrenhood, but woe be unto free speech and freedom of the press.
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