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  • New anti-protest laws in Florida, Oklahoma cast long shadow on First Amendment rights

    New anti-protest laws in Florida, Oklahoma cast long shadow on First Amendment rights

    By Carrie Levins
    Center for Public Integrity
    Tiffany Crutcher was worried. Oklahoma lawmakers had passed a new measure stiffening penalties for protesters who block roadways and granting immunity to drivers who unintentionally hit them. The state NAACP, saying the law was passed in response to racial justice demonstrations and could chill the exercising of First Amendment rights, filed a federal lawsuit challenging portions of it. But the new law was only weeks from taking effect.

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