Urgent Alert: PCJF in Court Monday Morning Battling for Right to Protest at Trump Inauguration
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, November 9, 2016
Government Asserts Free Speech Exclusion Zones are Outside the First Amendment’s Protections
Trump is elected and Free Speech rights are already at stake starting Day 1 – Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017.
We are going to court on Monday. We know that you share our sense of urgency and we are counting on you and others to support this fight.
The government has announced that on Inauguration Day space alongside the Pennsylvania Avenue inaugural parade route including Freedom Plaza and the area in front of the Trump Hotel will be free speech exclusion zones reserved for Trump supporters and funders.
On Monday morning, November 14th, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the PCJF will defend the First Amendment rights of the people.
In an unprecedented court filing, the U.S. Government and its Justice Department argue that the government may take the public parklands, sidewalks and streets of America at the central moment of their use by the people for assembly, speech and debate, and petitioning of the government and redesignate our public spaces into exclusive “government speech” or No Free Speech Zones. There is no limitation to the scope of these zones.