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NH anti-speech zone law temporarily suspended

ADF official comment
Published On: 10/18/2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Matt Bowman regarding New Hampshire’s consent to a temporary restraining order Wednesday in Reddy v. Foster that suspends enforcement of the state’s anti-speech zone law while the lawsuit, filed by ADF attorneys and allied attorneys, moves forward to a hearing in federal district court on July 25:


“The government has no sound justification for banning free speech on public sidewalks, as the U.S. Supreme Court recently affirmed. Censorship zones in such places are about as clear a violation of the First Amendment as it gets. This is especially true when the government allows some pro-abortion voices to speak within a zone but censors all pro-life speech there. While it’s good that the law has been temporarily suspended, we will continue to work toward ensuring that New Hampshire’s law is permanently halted in light of the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down such laws.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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