I’m speaking this Friday on our First Amendment case before SCOTUS

The America’s Future Foundation, a nationwide network of liberty-minded young leaders, will host me this Friday for a talk on PLF’s latest case in the Supreme Court.

Please join us at 6 p.m. this Friday at Hawk and Dove. The address is 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC 20003.

This will be a casual event in which I will give a short presentation and answer questions about the case to AFF member and other attendees. If you’re in the area, please come drink a few beers, meet a few people, and learn about an exciting First Amendment case now pending at the Supreme Court. In addition to the event this Friday, there will another (more formal) presentation about this case in early February.

(This blog post is cross-posted at Pacific Legal Foundation’s Liberty Blog).

Does a photographer need a permit to take a picture in a park?

Josephine Havlak is a St. Louis-based photographer who has taken pictures for portraits, weddings, and events since 1979. Havlak takes pictures in several places, including a public park in the Village of Twin Oaks. The 11-acre park features a waterfall and a picturesque wood bridge spanning a creek.

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My speech to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School

Last Thursday, I spoke to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School about Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. In that case, we asked the Supreme Court to review a ban on political apparel (including shirts featuring the logo of the tea party, the Chamber of Commerce, and the AFL-CIO) at polling places across Minnesota. This morning, the Court relisted our petition.

Here is a transcript of my speech:

We’re lucky to be here in Ann Arbor. Across the country, thousands and thousands of Michigan fans are eager to watch the game this Saturday night between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.

Put yourself in their shoes for a second. Imagine you’re in a place far away from here. Far away from Michigan Stadium. Maybe you’re at a bar in Chicago. Maybe you’re at home in New York. This Saturday night, you gaze intently at the television as the game is ready to start.

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