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Does a kid in a pro-Trump shirt make a classroom unsafe?

Does a kid in a pro-Trump shirt make a classroom unsafe?

When he was running for president, Donald Trump alarmed 1st Amendment enthusiasts when he threatened to “open up our libel laws.”

It was a pretty hollow threat. For one thing, libel laws are enacted at the state level; the primary way the president can affect libel law is through his appointments to the Supreme Court, which ensures that libel lawsuits comport with the Constitution. Ironically, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s only appointee to the court, has a record as an appeals court judge of...

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