Lea Patterson

Happy Independence Day everyone! We have a special abbreviated podcast today where we chat with Lea Patterson (firstliberty.org), Counsel with First Liberty Institute. She looks at one of the many recent landmark cases decided by the Supreme Court; namely the religious liberty case in Maine. She describes the history in Maine that led up to First Liberty bringing the case and, now that they are victorious, she examines ways that the state would try to get around the ruling.

Double feature on today's podcast. First up, we've seen the showdown coming for some time – Big Tech versus Free Speech. Will the Constitution's First Amendment protection survive or will Silicon Valley become the center for speech in the U.S.? Freelance writer Michael Tennant (thenewamerican.com) joins us today to tackle this issue. He and John look at Section 230, manipulation of search results, and the government's plan to use Big Tech firms to do what they cannot.

Next up is Lea Patterson (firstliberty.org), Counsel with First Liberty. She discusses the religious freedom case in Maine that was argued before the Supreme Court yesterday. Parents should not be excluded from providing their children with opportunities just because they choose to enroll them in a religious school.