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By David L. Hudson Jr.
First Amendment Center research attorney
The First Amendment prohibits government from abridging "the right of the people peaceably to assemble." FULL STORY>

Hawaii wedding planners challenge beach permit fees
Attorney for Maui group says state regulation violates 2001 lawsuit settlement as well as First Amendment because weddings have same protections as other religious, political gatherings. 02.02.09
Divided 9th Circuit panel strikes down Seattle parade-permit law
Two judges agree ordinance gives police too much authority in granting permits; third judge disagrees. 12.15.08

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