Professor Barry McDonald Quoted in "Birmingham Bans Protests 19 Hours a Day" -- Advance Local News
Professor Barry P. McDonald is quoted in the Advance Local news article, "Birmingham Bans Protests 19 Hours a Day. That's Likely Unconstitutional, Experts Say." The article considers Birmingham's city order that public protests are subject to a permit approval and limited to a five-hour window at a designated park.
Excerpt from "Birmingham Bans Protests 19 Hours a Day"
Instituting such restrictions amid ongoing protests in Birmingham last week likely violated people's rights under the U.S. Constitution, according to Barry McDonald, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law.
"It's just not sufficiently tailored to meet the public safety needs that are at stake here," McDonald said. "The term I'd use is 'overbroad,' in terms of suppressing free speech rights in order to meet the public need."
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