The Use of Government Authority To Chill The Use of Natural Rights

The Use of Government Authority To Chill The Use of Natural Rights

by | Sep 30, 2021 | Legal News Links

A pretty good run down of a recent first amendment case (where a government official was using the power of the government to coerce a citizen that was questioning the behavior of an elected official.

“When ordinary people without legal training receive a demand from a government agency to produce tax returns and evidence justifying their business activities, a natural reaction is some degree of apprehension and defensiveness. Such concern is sensible because the transaction costs of dealing with a government investigation are never zero.” McGee v. Township of Conyngham