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Festival Policy Silences Annoying Preaching

2012-05-01, Department, , by James C. Kozlowski

The First Amendment prohibits the suppression of free speech activities by government.  Further, when private individuals or groups are involved, there must be a sufficient degree of governmental involvement to establish the necessary “state action” to trigger First Amendment protection.  Such constitutional protection for individuals and groups, however, is not absolute.  Free speech activities are still subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions by government.  Moreover, public parks are....

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