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NAACP Calls On NFL To Protect Kaepernick’s Constitutional Right To Protest

JONATHAN TURLEY

Naacplogo300px-National_Football_League_logo.svgThe NAACP’s interim president Derrick Johnson is requesting  a formal meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to the failure of any team to pick up Colin Kaepernick and how the NFL will honor his “constitutional rights” and those of other NFL players.  I have said previously that I strongly disagree with the decision of Kaepernick and others to refuse to stand during the national anthem.  However, I fully accept the first amendment right to carry out such protests.  However, the question is far more complex when moved into the realm of employment and demonstrations at work.  The question becomes less a constitutional matter than an employment matter.

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