A North Carolina professor gave up his free speech rights to resolve a case involving a controversial sheriff

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2020
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On May 20, 2017, Rann Bar-On, a mathematics professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, joined a group of counter-protesters in nearby Graham to oppose a “Confederate Memorial Day Celebration,” held on the steps of the historic Alamance County courthouse.

The event, which drew roughly 100 supporters, was planned by Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County—an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center once labeled a neo-Confederate hate group.

Prior to the start of the event, Bar-On climbed the courthouse steps where organizers had raised flags bearing Confederate...

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