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Supreme Court Bans Protests On Its Grounds

by Frederic J Frommer
Friday Jun 14, 2013
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The Supreme Court has come up with a new regulation banning demonstrations on its grounds.

The rule approved Thursday comes two days after a broader anti-demonstration law was declared unconstitutional.

The new rule bans activities such as picketing, speech-making, marching or vigils. It says "casual use" by visitors or tourists is not banned.

That may be a way of addressing the concern posed by a federal judge who threw out the law barring processions and expressive banners on the Supreme Court grounds.

The judge said the law was so broad that it could criminalize preschool students parading on their first field trip to the high court.

The president of the Rutherford Institute, which challenged the law on a protester’s behalf, calls the new rule "repugnant" to the Constitution.

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  • Jason Coleman, 2013-06-15 10:11:38

    This is not much different than the government corralling demonstrators out of sight at party conventions and when the president appears in public.


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