AZ: Inspired by Trump, new state law redefines free speech

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May 18, 2016
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"In a Phoenix suburb in March, protesters parked about two-dozen cars in the middle of the highway to stop drivers on their way to an outdoor rally for Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff. With posters that read 'Dump Trump' and 'Must Stop Trump,' the protesters, in one sense, acted on their right to demonstrate against the Republican frontrunner and the sheriff who was sanctioned for refusing a judge's order to stop racial profiling. But Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) saw it differently: The demonstrators prevented Trump supporters from expressing their political views. Inspired by this event, Governor Ducey signed a measure into law Monday that increases penalties on protesters who block traffic to political events." (05/17/16)  

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