Thursday, June 17, 2010

Free Speech, Protesters, and Historic Sites

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a Lansdowne man had a First Amendment right to protest abortion near the entrance to the Liberty Bell building.

The decision overturned lower court rulings that sentenced him to a year of probation for a 2007 incident where he defied a National Park Service order to move to a designated area.

I'll be interested to see what impact this decision will have (if any) on the type and tone of demonstrations held at Independence National Historic Park. And will we see more public demonstrations at other popular sites around the city?

No comments:

Post a Comment