Connecticut legislation seeks to unconstitutionally restrict political speech by employers

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March 6, 2011
by Hans Bader  
Posted in Commentary

"A Connecticut legislator is seeking to restrict the speech of employers on 'religious or political' topics in pending legislation (House Bill 5460). The bill reads, “No employer, and no ... representative ... of such employer, shall require its employees to attend an employer-sponsored meeting with the employer or its agent, representative or designee, the primary purpose of which is to communicate the employer’s opinion concerning religious or political matters.' This content-based regulation of speech violates the First Amendment by singling out political and religious speech for special restrictions." (03/04/11)  

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