A new ordinance in Franklin will restrict evening and weekend protests and subject violators to misdemeanor charges.
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The heavy-handed measure, a direct response to the protests provoked by the shooting of Breonna Taylor, looks like an attempt to deter constitutionally protected activity.
“The Constitution sets certain lines that may not be crossed, even in an emergency.”
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And they would, I think, be peaceable assembly protected by the First Amendment, even in a time of epidemic.
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The governor fears a gun-rights rally might turn violent; a judge refuses to stop him from barring weapons from the demonstration.
A federal lawsuit demands that the government honor its appeals process regarding the costs it imposes on the annual event.
Under Chinese authoritarianism, they'll have neither.
Putting up with some drag-queen storytelling seems like a small price to pay to live in a relatively free society.
"Hong Kong is a place without basic political and economic freedom," Wong tells Reason.
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Believe it or not, authorities can maintain the peace while also respecting the First Amendment.
Defense attorney slams the attempt to prosecute for being part of the protest, which raised First Amendment concerns, for being a "waste of time and a waste of taxpayers' resources."
Female groups are allowed to remain "gender focused," while male groups are penalized.
For the millionth time, there's no "hate speech" exemption.
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"The people in this building have a right to a safe environment ... where their jobs won't be interrupted," OSU officials say.
Um, guys, a government allowed to whimsically bar people from coming to the country is sure not going to stop with preventing pickup artists from entering.
"It will have the same rules that many churches observe" except adultery is OK.
San Antonio targets a good Samaritan, because rules are rules.