15 Mar Before barring demonstrations, police must understand demonstration permit caselaw.
By Jon Katz, a criminal defense lawyer, drug defense lawyer, marijuana defense lawyer, and DWI/ DUI/ Drunk Driving lawyer advocating in Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and beyond for the best possible results for his clients. http://katzjustice.com
When I was still working at a corporate law firm in 1991, I learned the unpleasant way about permitting law, when my friend and I were threatened with arrest if we continued, permitless, to hold our antiwar signs outside the Capitol while the Senate debated whether to authorize George Bush I to go to war in Iraq. Then we went to obtain a permit, and got shunted over to a remote, barely-visible area near a parking lot. So Bush, I, got his way — obtaining auhotrization to go to war in the Gulf, but we sere denied a reasonable permit.
Regardless of one’s position on the eternal abortion debate, on First Amendment grounds I congratulate the pro-life demonstrators who recently reached a $385,000 settlement after police denied their right to demonstrate on the roadside in