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Monday, December 23, 2013

Political Groups Sue County for Ban on Use of Meeting Space

Two Tea Party groups have sued the district attorney and other officials in Brazoria County, Texas, for banning their meetings in the courthouse annex. The groups claim that they were allowed to meet in the annex for three years, until the county changed its policy in October, 2012. The complaint alleges that other political groups such as the Alvin Area Republican Women are still allowed to use the facilities, demonstrating that the county's ban on the tea party groups' use was a content and viewpoint-based restriction that violated their First Amendment rights.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink


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