Bullhorn Use

A protester is entitled to a preliminary injunction to halt a City of Vallejo requirement that obligates individuals to obtain permits before using sound-amplifying devices within the city, the Ninth Circuit ruled. The protester wanted to use a bullhorn during a protest of alleged animal mistreatment at the Six Flags Discovery Park in Vallejo.  

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Army Corps Urged to Block Private Border Wall Project

The director of a 100-acre butterfly refuge on the Rio Grande asked the Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday to shut down a conservative group’s border wall construction project on private land in South Texas, a day after a state judge ordered the project be immediately stopped.

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National Park Service Pulls Plan to Revamp DC Protest Rules

Marking a victory for civil rights groups and First Amendment advocates, the National Park Service on Monday nixed a plan that could have restricted access for protesters and created new permit fees for demonstrations near the White House, the National Mall and other parks in the nation’s capital.  

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Panel Appears Sympathetic to Tribal Bid to Block Sulfide Mine

Seventh Circuit judges pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to explain how the Menominee Tribe could navigate the complex intersection of federal and state law to challenge a mine’s application for a permit allowing runoff into a river that forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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