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American Civil Liberties Union v. City & County of Denver

Freedom of Expression & Religion
Case No. 08-CV-00910, United States District Court, District of Colorado
ACLU Case No. 2008-06


This lawsuit, filed against Denver and the United States Secret Service on behalf of twelve national and local advocacy organizations, seeks to protect the First Amendment rights of individual and organizations that wish to express their views about issues of public concern during the time of the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008. The suit asks the court to order Denver to process pending requests for permits for parades and demonstrations that will use the City streets. It also seeks disclosure and judicial review of the anticipated regulations affecting expression at or near the Convention site, including disclosure of the details of the anticipated “demonstration zone.”


Christopher P. Beall
Mark Silverstein , ACLU of Colorado Legal Director
Steven D. Zansberg
Taylor Pendergrass , ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney

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