Kit Daniels infowars.com In their lawsuit, James McGuire and Robert Kolstad are challenging the constitutionality of a city ordinance which states that in preparation of the MLB All-Star game at Target Field on July 15, “temporary sales, vending, entertainment, signs and related special event permits will not be approved or issued by the City of Minneapolis without the additional approval of Major League Baseball” between July 5 and July 20 for the entirety of downtown and its environs. “It is an insult to me, and to all Americans, that before exercising my First Amendment right to speak and assemble I must first get permission from a private company,” local event organizer Jim McGuire said in a statement. The Minneapolis chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of McGuire and Kolstad, wants the ordinance struck down. “All we’re saying is you can’t give away your permit process to a for-profit company,” ACLU-MN Executive Director Chuck Samuelson told Citypages. “It belongs in the hands of elected officials and they can’t give it away.” “This is a quintessential government role and the First Amendment doesn’t give private companies the power to decide who can assemble, where they can assemble and what they can say.” to read more: infowars.com
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