Could Gov. Greg Abbott Really Force NFL Players to Stand for the National Anthem?

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, a lawyer, former judge and lover of the U.S. Constitution, suggested that if the NFL doesn't butt out of Texas' bathroom banning business, turnabout is fair play: the state could force football players to stand for the national anthem.The governor's spokesman said he wasn't serious. Just in case you were wondering if that's something Abbott could really do, we asked a constitutional law expert. The short answer is the U.S. Supreme Court said "no' more than 70 years ago. But there's a little more to it.  Continue reading...

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