Commentary Inside the First Amendment By Gene Policinski First Amendment Center vice president/executive director
As Valentine’s Day approaches, let’s consider a rarely discussed First Amendment freedom — the right of petition — by recalling a centuries-old question posed by those Shakespearean lovers Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name?”
Ms. Capulet’s poignant question to Mr. Montague came as the threat of violence loomed over their star-crossed love affair. By contrast, there’s no love lost . . .