[Boston-editorial] new feature: NLG & ACLU Appeal Judge's Decision That the DNC Week "Free Speech Zone" is Legal

Matthew Williams mw21 at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 24 17:44:14 PDT 2004


I assume the relevance of this is obvious. -- Matt

News :: Civil & Human Rights : Crime & Police : Democratic National 
Convention
NLG & ACLU Appeal Judge's Decision That the DNC Week "Free Speech Zone" 
is Legal
by National Lawyer's Guild

24 Jul 2004
The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild (“NLG”) and the 
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (“ACLUM”) filed an 
appeal of the judge’s decision in the federal district court lawsuit 
brought on behalf of the public and members of the Bl(A)ck Tea Society, 
United for Peace With Justice and the Boston Coalition for Palestinian 
Rights against the City of Boston opposing the City’s unconstitutional 
attempts to confine and restrict demonstrators at the 2004 Democratic 
National Convention (“DNC”) to a claustrophobic and unsafe so-called 
“demonstration zone.” Despite the fact that Judge Woodlock stated that 
“[o]ne cannot conceive of what other elements you would put in place to 
make a space more of an affront to the ideal of free expression than the 
designated demonstration zone,” he ruled that this shocking infringement 
on plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights was lawful.
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