ACLU of Texas Files Lawsuit Over Restrictions on Protesters Outside President’s Ranch

 
ACLU of Texas Files Lawsuit Over Restrictions on Protesters Outside President’s Ranch

Plaintiffs include Cindy Sheehan, Daniel Ellsberg, and Ann Wright. The ACLU of Texas today asked a district judge to block McLennan County officials from enforcing orders aimed at restricting anti-war protesters outside President Bush’s ranch in Crawford, saying the orders violate free speech rights and exceed the officials’ authority. “This suit is not about the president or politics. It is not even about the war,” said Will Harrell, Executive Director of the ACLU of Texas. “It is about the County Commissioners’ decision to overstep their own authority in an effort to unlawfully restrict the protected activities of a group of protesters and the media by limiting their access to space, restroom facilities, and shelter from the elements.”

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