Chicago clears way for protests outside houses of worship - 2011-03-30

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F141.png Chicago clears way for protests outside houses of worship March 30, 2011, Manya Brachear, The Seeker, Chicago Tribune

"We had already determined that the ordinance prohibiting protests within a certain distance of churches was unenforceable based on earlier Supreme Court decisions," said Jennifer Hoyle, a spokeswoman for the city of Chicago's legal department.

The Supreme Court decision did say protests may be regulated as long as laws are neutral and narrowly tailored.

Questions about the city ordinance arose when Alex Hageli, a suburban lobbyist who regularly protests outside the Illinois headquarters of the Church of Scientology, was cited last fall for violating a city code banning pickets from houses of worship.


{{cite news | first = Manya | last = Brachear | title = Chicago clears way for protests outside houses of worship | url = http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/religion_theseeker/2011/03/chicago-clears-way-for-protests-outside-houses-of-worship-.html | work = The Seeker | publisher = Chicago Tribune | date = March 30, 2011 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}