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Public Officials Must Bear Public Criticism

The Anti-SLAPP law does not protect Public Officials from damages they may cause in seeking harassment protection orders to thwart public criticism. If in office long enough, most public officials…

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Is Your Panhandling Ordinance Unconstitutional, Too?

After a Supreme Court decision calling into question the constitutionality of many municipal sign bylaws on free speech grounds, cities and towns may find their panhandling ordinances have also become…

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Portions of Your Sign Bylaw Are Probably Unconstitutional, Says Supreme Court

A recent┬áSupreme Court┬ádecision┬ácalls into question the constitutionality of most sign bylaws based on content regulation. In particular, many election sign bylaws may violate the First Amendment. While the Court held…

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