The Fairness Doctrine
It’s a good day for the fair game doctrine, which President Donald Trump recently promised to implement.
The Trump administration’s new policy of fair game is an important part of the administration’s plan to defend the rule of law, according to a new study.
The Fair Game Doctrine, which aims to protect Americans’ rights to free speech, free assembly, and free association, was established by President Bill Clinton in 1994 as a way to safeguard Americans’ First Amendment rights.
But under President Trump, it has been used to undermine and dismantle basic protections for civil liberties.
Trump signed an executive order in August that calls for a “complete dismantling” of the Fair Game doctrine.
Trump has pledged to institute a “total and complete shutdown” of government programs that protect the rights of Americans.
His policies would target federal agencies, including the Department of Education, Environmental Protection Agency, Justice Department, State Department, and Federal Reserve.
“The Fair Game Act is a core pillar of our constitutional order,” said the study, which was authored by Matthew D. Cogley, the dean of the School of Law at Harvard Law School and a professor at Fordham University.
“It was developed in the wake of the Cold War and has become a core element of the Constitution’s rule of all things.”
It is also a “critical” tool to ensure that “our nation’s laws and regulations are faithfully executed,” the study says.
The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has been charged with protecting fair game under the Fairness and Civil Rights Act of 1964.
“Civil rights law is one of the most basic rights afforded by the Constitution and it should not be subject to arbitrary or capricious interference by the executive branch,” Cogney said in a statement.
The president has made no secret of his desire to gut civil liberties, particularly the rights guaranteed by the Fair Play Doctrine.
He has proposed slashing funding for civil rights groups and has signed a slew of executive orders that target civil liberties as part of his “war on terror.”
The new study, published on Monday by the Center for Constitutional Rights, notes that the Fair Workplaces Act of 1938, which bars employers from retaliating against workers for unionizing, is currently the law of the land in 42 states.
“This new study shows that the new administration’s attack on the Fair Use Doctrine and the Fair Deal Doctrine is nothing short of a direct assault on civil liberties and a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s promise of ‘one people, one government, and one law for all,'” said David Cole, the executive director of the Center.
“For a president who has used his presidency to promote a ‘one nation, one law,’ the new Fair Play doctrine should be the last thing the courts should step in to protect.”
The Fair Play doctrines, which were created by President Richard Nixon to protect the right of workers to organize, allow for the free exchange of ideas and expression, Cole added.
“These statutes allow individuals to assemble peacefully without fear of arrest, to assemble with or without permits, and to exercise their First Amendment right to assemble.”
The report also said the Fair Trade Act of 2002, which requires U.s. companies to give workers a wage equal to the market value of their products, was also unconstitutional.
“By taking these measures, the Trump administration has directly undermined and undermined protections for workers and workers’ rights in America,” Cole said.
“No American should be left without a fair chance to participate in the economic and political life of the United States.
The administration should immediately rescind these orders and return the Fair Works Act and Fair Trade Acts to their original status as essential tools for maintaining a free and open society.”
The Center for American Progress and the Brennan Center for Justice are co-sponsoring the Fair Playing field study, as well as a number of other legal projects to defend civil liberties under the new president.
“President Trump has used Fair Play as a weapon to dismantle civil liberties protections,” said Kevin Sabet, the president of the liberal advocacy group Smart Democracy.
“We applaud President Trump for taking the bold step of repealing the Fair Labor Standards Act, which enshrines the protections of fair pay and safe working conditions in our economy.
We urge the Trump Administration to restore the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Voting Rights Act.
We will continue to work to protect our civil liberties while ensuring that Americans’ constitutional rights are upheld.”
The study is titled “The First 100 Days: How the Fair Games Doctrine is Threatening the Rule of Law in America.”
It will be available online at the Center’s website and on Monday at the Harvard Law Center’s news desk.