Gov. Scott Walker Charging Protesters for Free Speech

Under a new policy unveiled late this week by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, protesters who apply for permits to protest outside government buildings in Wisconsin may be charged for clean-up costs and the presence of police officers, including physical abuse and being tear gassed.

Marquette University Law School prof. Edward Fallone told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that he’s “skeptical about charging people to express their First Amendment opinion… you can’t really put a price tag on the First Amendment.”


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