Canceling big parades but allowing protests is ‘unconstitutional,’ U.S. Attorney McSwain tells Kenne

Inquirer | 7/22/20

“The subtext, of course, is clear: the city has seen a surge of protests inspired by the killing of George Floyd and does not want to be perceived as prohibiting those gatherings, regardless of any possible public health consequences, but has decided to prohibit other forms of protected speech,” McSwain wrote in a letter to City Solicitor Marcel Pratt. “The First Amendment, however, does not allow the city to pick and choose like that.”

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