Professor Volokh Cited in The News & Observer on Legal Curbs Placed on Protesters at Political Rallies

March 21, 2016 – Professor Eugene Volokh was cited in The News & Observer and McClatchy DC on the degree to which protestors may or may not be disruptive at political rallies, such as those against presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

According to The News & Observer: 

“Trump has every right to be heard, to mock hecklers and to offer sarcastic asides at his events – and the hecklers have fewer rights inside the room. Eugene Volokh, who teaches free-speech law at UCLA, cites state laws such as one in California that says, “Every person who, without authority of law, willfully disturbs or breaks up any assembly or meeting that is not unlawful in its character” is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

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