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Free speech returns to Montgomery and Prince George's parks

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has indefinitely suspended a series of rules slammed as unconstitutional by the ACLU. They've also agreed to work together on permanent revisions to the regulations.

Park police will no longer stop someone for holding a campaign sign without a permit, as happened to a volunteer campaigning with Montgomery GOP candidate Robin Ficker on the Fourth of July. The park rule makers also dropped permit requirements for collecting signatures and conducting interviews.

Click here for a copy of the suspension order.

By Michael Laris  |  October 22, 2009; 7:42 AM ET
Categories:  Michael Laris , Montgomery County , Prince George's County  
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Another satisfying win for the ACLU and civil liberties. Another donation is in order, I think.

Posted by: oxhead1 | October 22, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

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