MORE ARTICLES FROM ‘Assembly News’
Legislation that would expand a ban on protesting, picketing and other disturbances at all funerals, memorial services and burials in Florida, rather than just those involving military honor details, is on a fast track after final committee approval today.
Court grants temporary restraining order, saying city can only enforce rules that limit signs, banners and flags near the Superdome.
Appeals panel decision, however, does not resolve a flurry of other lawsuits that have been filed over the law.
Judges say 2007 law protects rights of prospective patients and clinic employees ‘without offending the First Amendment rights of others.’
Other protesters, handbill distributors and petition-signature collectors unrelated to unions may not picket on privately owned walkways in front of stores, justices rule.
Owners plan to appeal in part because they say the legislation forces them to join private associations against their wishes.
Defense attorney says Malcolm Harris wanted to plead guilty to disorderly conduct so he could focus on appealing the judge’s decision to hand over his Twitter messages to the prosecution.
Siding with Occupy protesters, state appeals court strikes down ordinance that barred late-night gatherings in city’s Public Square without a permit.
Justices reject challenge brought by self-styled ‘Sopranos’ wannabe mobster Steven Scott, who challenged statute on free-speech and assembly grounds.
Proposition 32 would have prohibited corporations and unions from collecting money for state political activities through paycheck deductions.
Law forces them to join private associations, owners claim, in violation of their First Amendment rights.
Justices reverse decision saying sheriff’s office in South Carolina wasn’t required to pay attorney’s fees in lawsuit involving protesters who were told they couldn’t hold up signs showing aborted fetuses.
Manchester’s ordinance ‘survives First Amendment scrutiny because it serves a significant government interest,’ judge writes for court.
Judge says the city’s curfew law violates both the U.S. and Illinois constitutions’ right to free assembly and that the city selectively enforces the law.
‘All of America used to be a free-speech zone,’ says John Murdock of New York after police direct convention protesters who disrupted traffic into designated fenced-in area.