Faculty Leon Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law

Published on March 9, 2011 | by LawNews

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

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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