The following is provided for educational purposes and to
help you to understand why a private association is protected by our
constitutional rights. We are not lawyers but believe this information to be
truthful, accurate, and relevant. It is not intended to be a substitute to the
advice of a licensed attorney.
It is important to understand the difference between two types of illegal
activities. A mala in se crime is a “crime or evil in itself” such as murder,
rape, robbery, etc. A mala prohibita crime is not a “crime or evil in itself”
but is only a crime because a state legislature or federal congress makes it a
crime for the public welfare. For example a healing modality practiced between
two individuals that is legal could become a crime if the state passes a statue
requiring a license to practice that same modality.
There have been Supreme Court rulings that make it clear that what becomes a
mala prohibita crime in the public domain is legally protected in a private
association: N.A.A.C.P. v. Button, 371 U.S. 415 at 421.
A first and fourteenth Amendment private association is not public but of the
private domain. The private domain is referred to as a “sancta from unjustified
interference by the State” in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510 at
534-535. And as a “constitutional shelter” in Roberts v. United States, 82
L.Ed.2d 462 at 472.
Other relevant decisions; U.S. Supreme Court in Thomas v. Collins 323 U.S. 516
at 531; “Domains set apart . . . for free assembly”. Baird v. Arizona, 401 U.S.
The private domain of an association is a sanctuary, constitutional shelter,
shield, and domain set apart, and a preserve according to a number of U.S.
Supreme Court decisions. Your private membership association of private members
is the private domain with the protection with numerous favorable decisions and
none to the contrary to date.
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