Aurora gets lesson in free speech

Aurora had posted signs prohibiting picketing on public property and taken other actions to restrict the freedoms of pro-life demonstrators. 
In a settlement of a First Amendment suit...

filed two years ago to protect the rights of citizens who pray and
protest at the Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora. The settlement
requires the City of Aurora to amend two ordinances claimed to be
unconstitutional, mandates First Amendment training for Aurora police,
and establishes a grievance process to handle disputes between the
protesters and Aurora officials. While the case will be dismissed, the
federal court will retain jurisdiction to enforce the settlement
agreement.

Read more about this important case in a Thomas More Society press release.

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