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Liberals Are FUMING As Anti-Trump Protestors Face Restrictions At Inauguration Parade

President-elect Donald Trump will face his critics at his inauguration this week — large protests are planned across Washington, DC — but not to the extent that some demonstrators were hoping for.
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the National Park Service could reserve space along the inauguration parade route for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, rejecting First Amendment objections from protesters planning anti-Trump demonstrations.

Federal regulations allow the National Park Service to set aside a portion of Freedom Plaza — a prime spot along Pennsylvania Avenue to see, or protest, the parade — for the inaugural committee to set up bleachers for ticketed seating. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit found that this was a “content-neutral” restriction on the use of public space divorced from the opinions or speech of whoever else wanted to use it.

ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition sued the government to challenge the regulations, arguing that the set-aside for the inaugural committee favored one type of speech — that of the president-elect’s supporters — over others.

“There is no evidence in the record that the regulation was adopted because of any disagreement with ANSWER’s — or any demonstrators’ — message, nor any evidence of desire generally to suppress dissent or otherwise discriminate with regard to content,” Judge Cornelia Pillard wrote for the unanimous panel.

The appeals court compared the set-aside for bleachers with areas reserved for portable toilets, reporters, and individuals with disabilities.

Every four years, the National Park Service reserves space downtown for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Other groups can file requests for permits to use those spaces on Jan. 20, but the National Park Service won’t grant them unless the inaugural committee releases its hold.

When the latest case was argued in the DC Circuit on Nov. 14, ANSWER was still waiting for the inaugural committee to decide what space it needed. ANSWER now has permits to demonstrate in the western part of Freedom Plaza and along a section of Pennsylvania Avenue near the Trump International Hotel, in addition to other locations downtown

The DC Circuit’s decision on Tuesday wasn’t limited to the specifics of ANSWER’s permit requests, however, and would apply to how the National Park Service handles future inaugurations.
The court found that the regulation allowing the National Park Service to set aside space for the inaugural committee doesn’t mention speech; the rules won’t stop someone with a ticket to sit in the bleachers from speaking out against Trump, for instance. The restrictions affect a protester as much as any member of the public without a ticket who wants access to the bleacher area for a better view, Pillard wrote.

The restriction is “content-neutral,” the court held, which means that the government is subject to less intense scrutiny under the First Amendment than if it were content-based — for example, a rule that specifically banned anti-government protests.

The restriction was “narrowly tailored” to achieve the government’s interest in helping the congressionally authorized Presidential Inaugural Committee plan the day’s events, the court found.
“Part of organizing the Inauguration is providing seating for spectators; the Inaugural Committee’s regulatory priority allows just that,” Pillard wrote.

The court found that the regulation leaves plenty of space available for the public, even if it doesn’t include ANSWER’s preferred location to protest. Pillard noted that the park service reserved 13% of the parade route along Pennsylvania Avenue for the inaugural committee and left 70% of the route open to the public.

Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, who argued for ANSWER in the DC Circuit, told BuzzFeed News that the decision allowed for the “privatization” of public space, noting that the Presidential Inaugural Committee for Trump’s inauguration had raised tens of millions of dollars. She said the committee was granting access to the Freedom Plaza bleachers to politically approved Trump supporters, not the general public.

A spokesman for the US attorney’s office in Washington, which argued for the National Park Service, declined to comment. The National Park Service released a statement praising the “solid opinion.”
“The court recognized that the NPS policies reasonably balance the priority need for the Presidential Inaugural Committee along very limited parts of the parade route with the First Amendment rights of demonstrators to assemble and be heard, and the right of the public to participate in the inaugural events,” the National Park Service said.

DC Circuit judges Sri Srinivasan and Patricia Millett also heard the case.

(via: Buzzfeed)


14 comments on “Liberals Are FUMING As Anti-Trump Protestors Face Restrictions At Inauguration Parade
  1. Irene Elizabeth Grooms on said:

    WE HAVE HAD THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE FOR MANY YEARS AND IT SHOULD STAY. YOU DAMN DEMOCRATS THINK YOU CAN CHANGE WHAT EVER YOU WANT BUT I THINK NOT. ITS DAMN TIME YOU SHUT UP AND HELP MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN CAUSE YOU LOST YOUR POWER ON NOV. 8 OF 12015.

    • Jackbat on said:

      You are ever so right Irene Elizabeth Grooms, these damn crybabies screamed fowl several years ago over the ELECTORAL COLLEGE IF YOU READ THE REASON FOR THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS IN PLACE TO KEEP 2 or 3 STATES FROM DECIDING WHO THE PRESIDENT WOULD BE AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY BE DAMN SO THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE BRIGHT ENOUGH TO SEE THAT AND THUS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ALONG WITH THE ELECTORAL VOTES GIVEN TO EACH STATE WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER TO DECIDE THE NEXT PRESIDENT THUS DONALD J TRUMP WON WITH 306 ELECTORAL VOTES !!! ( “””” THE WINNER “””””) SO YOU CRYBABY ASS DECORATES GET OVER IT WE WON, YOU LOST NOW SHUT THE HELL UP AND HELP, NOT HINDER !!!!!!

      • PatriotGal on said:

        Right, CA and NY would dictate who the Presidents would be forever. The EC was devised to prevent that. This way all states have a voice, not just two.

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  2. Bonnie Colburn on said:

    The Liberals and the Democrates are supported by George Soros. With all of them if they lose George Soros their pocket books and checking accounts will shrink. A product of sheep following the money from a communist socialist.

    • Jackbat on said:

      I’m still PRAYING for SOROS to reap the evils he commited on the Jews during his love affair with Hitler when he as a Jew himself denied being Jewish turned in his fellow man and STOLED their homes, and ALL valuables as they were forced to the death camps !!!! BLOOD MONEY so I pray that the GOD he does not believe in wil have revenge on him ‘!!!!!!

  3. Daniel Deering on said:

    we don’t need riots at this event send the morons packing and they are doling it becuse some lunatic that belongs in prison is paying them to do it not ecause they belive in it that makes thse pepole frauds

  4. Linda M. Jung on said:

    YOU BUNCH OF RACES ARE NOT MY AMERICANS EITHER!!! If we did the same thing y’all have been doing to Obama, each and every one of you would have called us RACIST and y’all know it! Well that card is now on YOU! And to that dumbass carrying the “ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL VOTE”, Snowflake, you might want to go back to elementary school! But you being the little frail snowflake that you are, you were probable getting your ugly sleep or failing your nails! Because if you had paid any kind of attention in school you would have known! So let me in lighten you and your fellow Flakes: The Electoral College was created as compromise between those at the Constitutional Convention who want the U.S. president elected by popular vote and those who wanted Congress to select the president. Instead, electors corresponding to the number of representatives each state had in congress would elect the president… And guess what snowflake, Trump would have won that vote too if we abolish the Electoral Vote! one more thing Snowflake or is that snowFAKE? After all the recounting…three times, it turns out Trump won in that Category! To the snowflake with the sign, “LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL”, well little man, THAT IS WHAT DID HAPPEN WHEN TRUMP WON!!! The adults wanted change from that nasty-ass pig after 8 long years! And we sure didn’t want his little piglet picking up where he left off!!! And that means there were many demonRats who also had enough of his crap! Tell me, how does it feel to be a paid piggy? We all know you bunch of cry babies are being paid by Soros, just like you did when you walked out of your classes after MR>TRUMP won! And just like the BLM was paid to march and murder, started the fires and stole from the store y’all broke into, march? Those were paid ROITS!!! Y’all just might have signed your own, KICKED OUT OF COLLEGE” after Friday. And the same for the dumbass profs. as well. I can hear it now, “Mummy, DADDY, I got kicked out of school…crybabies!!! If he’s not your President, you can pack your crap and move to Mexico or Canada! We won’t stop you. TRY GROWING THE HELL UP!!!

  5. PatriotGal on said:

    These silly snotty snowflakes are so accustomed to having their own way, getting participation trophies, and being supported by mommy and daddy, they have no idea how the real world works. I pity their bosses if they are ever hired and there’s real doubt about that. Bosses are wise to these punks. Typical libtards – my way or the highway because they said so…another “gift” from OWEbama – that’s the example he set.

    So sad how the demonazis including Congress are behaving and what they are doing to the very fiber of our nation. Guess OWEbama did “fundamentally transform” this country into a third world country if the behavior of some in Congress, the POTUS and these snowflakes are the measure, the standard by which we judge growth. Maybe we should ask Sen Franken what his definition of standard and measure are…when I was in education, they were interchangeable. Too bad he refused to allow Mrs. DeVos the opportunity to respond and instead was nasty to her about her clarifying his silly question. He has no idea of civility – when trying to restate the question is simply clarifying and he chose to ridicule her saying she didn’t know the answer. So sad that these demonazis are out of touch with reality – they are totally self-engrossed with their own importance in their own minds.

  6. If Donald Trump is not your President, then go and live with Hillary and Obama and shut up !!! No use roaming the streets and behave like crying babies needing someone to put the Pacifier into your mouth.

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