This was originally seeded by Rick Kelo. Even though the topic of this seed is free speech, Mr. Kelo used NV's ridiculous "block Nation"function to block S i N Nation.
Rick Kelo has blocked some nations from the discussion. If you like, you can reseed the article.
Since NV has given me the option, I am reseeding this article to circumvent Mr. Kelo's attempt to limit the discussion of this seed.
I believe in free speech. Apparently Mr. Kelo, like judge Martinez, believes in limiting free speech.
I say fuck censorshit. Here is the lead in posted by Mr. Kelo:
Judge Martinez’ draconian order imposes sweeping and apparently arbitrary restrictions against First Amendment activity in and around the courthouse, encompassing traditional public forums such as the plaza, walkways, and roadways outside the courthouse. Per the language of the order, the newly-created First Amendment-free zone includes “the areas, lawns, walkways, or roadways between the Courthouse and public sidewalks and roads; and any areas, walkways, or roadways that connect public sidewalks and roads to Courthouse entrances or exits.” It specifically includes “the Courthouse entrance plaza areas on the east and west sides of the Courthouse” as an area in which the First Amendment will be summarily nullified by judicial edict.
Moreover, the order applies to a long list of peaceful, expressive activities that have taken place for many years at this location, including “Demonstrating; picketing; protesting; marching; parading; holding vigils or religious services; proselytizing or preaching; distributing literature or other materials, or engaging in similar conduct that involves the communication or expression of views or grievances” among others.
Free speech restrictions implemented under the rubric of time, place, and manner restrictions may not be imposed simply to stamp out dissent