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Monday, March 24, 2008

St. Paul sued over GOP convention speech restrictions

Cooperating attorneys for the ACLU of Minnesota and the Minnesota Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild filed a complaint today in the United States District Court, against the city of St. Paul on behalf of the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, according to a press release from the ACLU.

The complaint challenges the city’s violation of the coalition’s rights to free speech and due process of law, in connection with the coalition’s plans to demonstrate at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul on Sept. 1, 2008. The complaint seeks to require St. Paul to grant the coalition’s request for a demonstration permit in sufficient detail, and to require the city to amend its permit procedure to provide basic due process to permit applicants.

Cooperating attorneys representing the coalition include Robert J. Hennessey, Lindquist & Vennum PLLP; Bruce Nestor, De Leon & Nestor; David B. Potter, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP; Howard Bass, Bass Law Firm; and Jordan Kushner, Kushner Law Office. Professor Raleigh Levine from William Mitchell College of Law has been consulting on the case.

1 comment:

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