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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Black Lives Matter Activist Over Protest Lawsuit

At an earlier stage of the case, the high court noted that the issue was “fraught with implications for First Amendment rights.”

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Some Fear University of Michigan Proposed Policy on Protests Could Quell Free Speech

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said it is concerned the proposed policy, as drafted, will impair civil liberties on campus.

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Kentucky GOP Moves to Criminalize Disruptive Protests Inside State Capitol

Under the bill, conduct intended to disrupt or prevent lawmakers from doing business would be a misdemeanor for a first offense and a felony for repeat offenses.

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SF Protesters Who Blocked Bridge to Demand Cease-Fire Will Avoid Criminal Proceedings

Eighty people were arrested, and 29 vehicles were towed. Protesters demanded that Biden call for an immediate cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas.

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Biden Tries to Balance Protests, Free Speech Rights as Demonstrators Disrupt Events

The protests lay bare the tensions Biden is facing between the fallout from his handling of the Israel-Hamas war and the First Amendment rights of his critics to speak out.

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Prosecutors Charging 80 Protesters Who Blocked Bay Area Bridge to Demand Cease-Fire

Protesters blocked bridge traffic into San Francisco and demanded that President Joe Biden call for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

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NYPD officers watch a Black Lives Matter protest in Manhattan

NYPD Agrees to Reform Tactics For Responding to Public Protest

New York City’s police department has agreed to adopt new policies intended to safeguard the rights of protesters as part of a legal settlement stemming from its response to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020.

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In Statehouses Across U.S., Varied Rules Restrict Public Voices

While acts of protest big and small are common in legislatures, states often have rules in place to limit disruptions to government proceedings, with authorities given wide latitude to remove people who jeer, chant or are otherwise seen to interrupt debates.

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