Prof. Leon Friedman Weighs In on Legality of Mangano’s Funeral Protest Proposal

Leon Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law

New Mangano plan to limit funeral protests

By Sid Cassese


March 7, 2011



Leon Friedman, a professor of constitutional law at the Hofstra University Law School said the high court’s decision made “a clear distinction between political – that is, issues of public concern – and private speech. It also said states could restrict political activity that actually intrudes on the privacy of others. So any such restrictive state [or county] law must make that distinction or it’s in trouble.

“A thousand feet seems like a long distance to me, though,” Friedman said of Mangano’s proposal.

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