• Sacramento’s Sign Police vs. The First Amendment and Got Muscle Health Club
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    Sacramento’s Sign Police vs. The First Amendment and Got Muscle Health Club

    If I get cited again it’s nine hundred dollars. There’s something wrong with that. My wife Elizabeth and I own this gym. We’ve owned it for four years. It’s about a 16 hour day. When you own a business you have to be there for it to grow. We’re more of a homestyle type of a gym. You know it’s an old school type of a set up. Not a lot of frill to it, it’s basically good hard workouts. This is our life, you know, here is helping people, that’s what we’re passionate about. We’re partners, you know, to the hip. Everything just clicks. We’re on this busy street…

  • Is Money Speech?
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    Is Money Speech?

    >>EUGENE VOLOKH: Is money speech? Say the government says you can publish a newspaper but only if you spend less than $1,000 or even $1,000,000 to do it. Or, you can build a church, but only if it costs less than $1,000. Or, you can hire a lawyer to defend you in a criminal trial, but you can’t spend more than $1,000. All of these would be obviously unconstitutional. Why? Because money is the press? Or money is religion? Or money is a lawyer? Obviously not. Instead, it is because restricting spending money to exercise a Constitutional right: press, religion, counsel, unconstitutionally interferes with that right. The same is true…