The distance limit is probably constitutional, but what does it mean that you can't picket 2 hours before or after? Does it mean that if there's a funeral in Arkansas that I can't protest it in Florida while it's going on?
And a quibble with something said earlier about free speech zones. the Bush administration may have created the term, but it has always been true that protesters can be prevented from disrupting events.
Last edited by francois60; 08-05-12 at 06:43 AM.
Hurting someone's feelings isn't considered substantial harm. Ruining someone's reputation is.
Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.
Also, is libel or slander actually against the law, or just something you can sue someone for since it causes you damage? As far as I know, the government doesn't indict people for libel or slander.
It must be documented and PROVEN that the individual committing the offense INTENDED for serious harm to come.
So - it doesn't happen all the time, little lies and made up stories aren't necessarily lawsuit material in the making, but people can and do sue for true cases of libel and slander.
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