First Amendment protects right to protest police checkpoint

The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court, ruling that a police officer violated a man’s First Amendment rights when they arrested him for holding a sign warning of a police traffic checkpoint. (Reason, March 3, 2023, by C.J. Ciaramella)

The court said Michael Friend was not violating any law in holding the sign and that the police action in setting up a checkpoint was a matter of public concern. (Courthouse News Service, February 27, 2023, by Nina Pullano)

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