TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 18, 2017
The American Civil Liberties Union won’t defend the right of hate groups to march if they bring firearms with them, the ABA Journal reports. Despite the ACLU’s Virginia chapter arguing for the rights of white supremacists to rally and exercise free speech, ACLU executive director Anthony Romero clarified that the group will consider potential violence before representing clients on First Amendment issues. Armed protestors can suppress free speech by intimidation, Romero noted.