First Amendment in Prison?

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, May 15, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    This jerk's lawyer argues that the First Amendment should apply to prisoners in supermax for life without parole.

    Maybe the Second Amendment should apply, too? :roll: Where do people get such ideas?

    http://www.ajc.com/search/content/metro ... 0515a.html

     
  2. Gunstar1

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    I am pretty sure his right to liberty, pursuit of happiness as well as second amendment, and right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure have been totally eliminated in a super-max facility.
     

  3. Rammstein

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    What about number 8?
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

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    I am disgusted by the fact that people view the First Amendment as some sort of sacred article, but spit on the Second.

    I would simply like the First and the Second Amendment to be treated alike.

    No, I do not think it is a violation of the First Amendment to censor this murderer.
     
  5. Rammstein

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    What about Amendment 8?
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

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    I give up. Shrug. What about it?
     
  7. mzmtg

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    As long as he remains incarcerated, I agree.
     
  8. Rammstein

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    Just asking if it still applies.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

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    As in, censoring his letters violates the 8th Am.? :?
     
  10. Rammstein

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    Not at all.

    Like Abu Grab stuff.
     
  11. GAGunOwner

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    I think he's saying that if you can take his first amendment rights away (and all the others) because he is in prison can they also take his eighth amendment rights away and torture him?
     
  12. GAGunOwner

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    I'm against censoring him. What if a hypothetical person was sentenced to 30 years for carrying on MARTA and he was censored. What if he decided to write on the ills of this law and how this law needed to be changed?
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

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    I assume you mean twenty years, but since I do not think that person's Second Amendment rights should be taken away, either, I am probably not the right person to answer that question.
     
  14. Malum Prohibitum

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    Well, if that is what he means, then I think it evident that an amendment aimed at protections during punishments should apply when being punished.

    An amendment aimed at free citizens is another matter entirely.
     
  15. Rammstein

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    Is the First Amendment only for free people?
     
  16. Malum Prohibitum

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    Are you asking me, or the Founders, or our Supreme Court?

    Because you will get three different answers.
     
  17. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Actually 31 years if this hypothetical person has a GFL right?

    Boarding with concealed weapon = 10 years max.

    Introducing in a terminal = 20 years max.

    PG law = 1 year max.
     
  18. GAGunOwner

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    Rudolph and this hypothetical man both did things that they thought was right even though they both broke the law. Rudolph should be censored because you don't like what he did (or has to say) and the hypothetical guy busted with a gun should not be censored because you might like/or agree with what he has to say.

    Talk about uniformity.
     
  19. Malum Prohibitum

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    Rudolph committed murder and is deserving of death. Therefore, I am not all that concerned with censoring his letters. :roll: