Judge Strikes Law Banning Demonstrations at U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell struck down the 64-year-old law that prohibits demonstrations and displays on the grounds of the U.S Supreme Court, the National Law Journal reports. “The absolute prohibition on expressive activity in the statute is unreasonable, substantially overbroad, and irreconcilable with the First Amendment,” Howell wrote in the 68-page ruling issued in the case Hodge v. Talkin. If the government appeals the decision, Tuesday's ruling could set the stage for the Supreme Court's first review of the no-protest law in 30 years.