Justices Should Use Florist Case To Settle Free Speech Issues

By Kristen Waggoner (November 20, 2019, 4:16 PM EST) -- A quote from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision[1] last year in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees represents the beating heart of the First Amendment and the common creed of diverse, tolerant people:

Free speech serves many ends. It is essential to our democratic form of government, and it furthers the search for truth. Whenever the Federal Government or a State prevents individuals from saying what they think on important matters or compels them to voice ideas with which they disagree, it undermines these ends.

While that case addressed the free speech rights of public-sector employers forced...

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