Questions arise over ban of petitioners from festival district
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Did organizers of Thursday Night Live run afoul of the U.S. Constitution by disallowing pro-life and pro-choice petitioners within a recently created festival district?
The attorney for Jefferson City fears the ban may violate the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
The president of the Downtown Business Association, which secured the festival district permit, said his understanding was the permit granted the authority to prohibit petitioners.
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