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FACT CHECK: ACLU Says Kentucky Legislation a Threat to First Amendment

CLAIM: The Courier-Journal in Louisville reports that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kentucky has claimed that proposed legislation designed to protect critical infrastructure projects in the state is “creating a chilling effect on First Amendment Rights.”

“The mere threat of imposing such a harsh penalty over such activity would cause some protesters to second guess if their activities would be a Class D felony and therefore make them second guess if they want to protest,” said Corey Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.




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Political Candidates Should Not Turn Their Backs on American Energy

The growing production of domestic energy in the United States has been good for our nation’s economy.  It has made our country more energy independent, created hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, and bolstered our national security.

Even so, nine of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates have called for a ban on fracking.  Much of the rest of the field have vowed to limit or impose more regulations on the practice. That could be a risky political stance, especially in the swing-state of Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania is home to 20 electoral votes as well as the Marcellus Shale, the …

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