During the annual Mackinac Conference on Mackinac Island in May 2013, a police officer ordered a progressive education activist standing on a public sidewalk to stop passing out flyers critical of the privatization of public education. The police officer relied on a former ordinance banning the distribution of flyers on any public street or park on the island.
The ACLU of Michigan immediately sent a letter to city officials explaining that that the island is not a Constitution-free zone, and the city’s attorney assured us that it would not happen again.
(ACLU Legal Director Michael J. Steinberg.)
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