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Friday, July 12, 2013

Sex, Guns and God! Upcoming Seminar on 1st and 2nd Amendment Regulation

Adam Simon and Dan Bolin (both of Ancel Glink) will present a session titled “Sex, Guns, and God! The 1st and 2nd Amendments and Local Regulation" on July 23, 2013, at the American Planning Association's "Tuesdays at APA" program.   A summary of the program is set out below.  You can also learn more about the session, and register for this free program, by visiting the APA's website.

Sex, Guns, and God! The 1st and 2nd Amendments and Local Regulation
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Burnham Conference Center
APA's Chicago Office
205 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60601

The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms. Nevertheless, land uses that are dependent on these guarantees continue to court controversy in many communities. Whether sparked by chronic concerns over threats to community character or more acute debates related to public safety, many planners find themselves on the front lines of battles over contentious uses that have some claim on being constitutionally protected.
Drawing from practice-based experience and lessons from case law, Adam Simon and Dan Bolin from Ancel, Glink will discuss local regulatory issues related to strip clubs, churches, guns shops and other land uses entangled with rights flowing from the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. 


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