Posts tagged ‘1st amendment’

October 22, 2014

Fascist Colorado county clerk official tries to limit free speech

by Ben Hoffman

October-21-2014-P1-400x387Fascist Republican Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers objected to the newspapers because of their front page coverage of Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-CO) visit to the university’s campus. She threatened to confiscate copies of a student newspaper that were available in newspaper racks at the university’s student center because she claimed that they violate a state law prohibiting “electioneering . . . within one hundred feet of any building in which a polling location is located.” She didn’t have a problem when the newspaper featured a front page photo of Republican Cory Gardner, though.

After receiving a cease and desist letter from Steven Zansberg, an attorney at Levine Sullivan Koch and Schultz, LLP, Rocky Mountain Student Media’s legal representation, Myers reversed her decision and said the Collegian will be allowed to display newspapers in the racks at the entrance to the LSC.
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