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Appeals Court Sides With Pro-Life Protesters in DC First Amendment Dispute

Posted on AllSides August 17th, 2023
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The suit argued that D.C.’s vandalism laws ‘may not be used as a tool to silence disfavored speech.’ A federal appeals court this week sided with a group of pro-life protesters who claim the city of Washington, D.C., discriminated against them by arresting them for anti-abortion messages they had written with chalk in 2020. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said in its ruling Tuesday that the Frederick Douglass Foundation (FDF) and Students for Life of America (SFLA) had “plausibly” demonstrated that Washington police had violated...

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