federal court has ruled that an ordinance in Granite City, Ill.,
targeting abortion protesters violates the First Amendment, and the
law firm working on the case brought by Angela and Daniel Michael of
Victories" pro-life ministry is pleased.
Brejcha, the chief counsel of Chicago's
Thomas More Society, called the ordinance a
"transparent" attempt to censor the Christian message of the
city law, "Ordinance Regulating the Location or Size of Signs
During Certain Parades" was struck down by U.S. District Judge
William Stiehl, who ruled although it "appear[ed] content-neutral
on its face," the ordinance was not "narrowly tailored and
amounted to a 'heckler's veto.'"
is no valid argument that an 8½ by 11 inch sign is the least
restrictive alternative available to meet the goals of free pedestrian
traffic, unobstructed views by parade goers and public safety,"
To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them -
email@example.com (email), 618-654-5800 (phone),
or write them Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.