NJ.com: ACLU, activist groups say Newark violates free speech

NJ.com: ACLU, activist groups say Newark violates free speech

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and two community activist organizations are taking Newark to court again, claiming the city hasn’t complied with a judge’s 2004 order to stop requiring $1 million liability insurance for public-demonstration permits.

“We can’t fathom why Newark hasn’t simply changed its (permit) forms,” ACLU-NJ Legal Director Edward Barocas said today after filing a request in Superior Court to re-open a 2004 free-speech lawsuit. “We’ve tried to avoid going back to court, but it’s been three years and our clients’ rights havent been (supported).”

The city claims this is an administrative error.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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