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Baumann v. City of Cumming

ADF attorneys secure settlement for man arrested, jailed for exercising free speech rights on public sidewalk

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Summary

Fredric Baumann, a Christian, was arrested and jailed for distributing religious tracts on a public sidewalk outside the City of Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, Ga. Police claimed that Baumann violated the city's "parade ordinance," which requires parade and demonstration organizers to obtain a permit. After ADF attorneys filed a federal civil rights ordinance on behalf of Baumann, Cumming officials agreed to repeal the ordinance.

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2/27/2008

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David A. Cortman
David A. Cortman
Senior Counsel, Vice President of U.S. Litigation
David A. Cortman serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. litigation with Alliance Defending Freedom.