Free Speech at Goverment Buildings

Asked about 1 year ago - Denver, CO

Can a person practice free speech, such as passing out flyers at a government building like a court house or police department? This assumes the person does not harass, intimidate, block walkways, doorways etc.?

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  1. Christopher Daniel Leroi

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    Answered . No. Many government buildings have a distance requirement that you have to remain so many yards from the courthouse or police department and not disrupt people entering or leaving.

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  2. John Douglas Lloyd

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    Answered . I agree with my colleague. The First Amendment doesn't entitle you to do such things whenever and wherever you want.

    Check to see what the rules and regulations are for your city.

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  3. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . No. Well settled in the law. Time and place MAY be restricted. The Free speech clause has never been absolute.

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