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Prof. Eric M. Freedman Quoted in Newsday Story on Possible Free-Speech Violation by Glen Cove

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

Glen Cove rescinds picnic permit for mayor’s opponent
By David Olson
Aug. 5, 2016


Eric M. Freedman, a constitutional law professor at Hofstra University, said the city may have violated Vilella’s First Amendment free-speech protections.

“The right First Amendment course would be to grant this guy’s permit and come up with some neutral rule for the future rather than incurring the suspicion that they are denying him [a permit] for viewpoint-based reasons,” he said.

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