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New Law Makes Protesting Near the President Illegal; Judge Napolitano Calls It an 'Assault on Free Speech'

A new law makes protesting near the president or Secret Service illegal. Is that an assault on free speech?

Judge Andrew Napolitano said categorically, “Yes, it is an assault on free speech. You have the right to make your opinions known in such a way that you’re not blocking traffic and you’re not blocking pedestrians.”

Napolitano warned that this is a very dangerous piece of legislation as it allows the Secret Service to “decide who gets near whoever they are protecting … and the Secret Service can make that decision based on the content of your speech.”

He continued, “That is using governmental power to discriminate on the basis of your opinions, the content of your speech. That’s what the First Amendment was written to prevent the government from doing.”

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