U.S. FEDERAL RULING DEFINES FOR AMERICA, WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE AT PUBLIC GOVERNMENT FORUMS:
Zuma Dogg vs Los Angeles City Council:
The Honorable Federal Judge Dean Pregerson: “The court finds the discussion of a councilman’s alleged criminal activities is relevant to a discussion of funding that the City intends to give to that councilman’s District.
Indeed, this incident is exemplary of why it is unconstitutional to restrict speakers from making personal attacks in City Council meetings; it chills speech critical of elected officials, which is speech at the heart of the First Amendment.
In one of the largest cities in the world, it is to be expected that some inhabitants will sometimes use language that does not conform to conventions of civility and decorum, including offensive language and swear-words.
As an elected official, a City Council member will be the subject of personal attacks in such language. It is asking…
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