Watch and Listen to IJ Defend Free Speech In Washington Courtrooms

August 2006

Watch and Listen to IJ Defend Free Speech In Washington Courtrooms

Institute for Justice supporters can now watch and listen to IJ in action in the courtroom! Two important free speech cases recently argued by IJ in Washington State courtrooms may now be viewed online.

On June 6, IJ Senior Attorney Steve Simpson argued before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, urging the court to uphold a district court decision striking down the City of Redmond’s ban on commercial signs for our client, Blazing Bagels. The arguments in the case can be heard at www.ij.org/media/watch.

Two days later, on June 8, IJ Washington Chapter Executive Director Bill Maurer argued before the Washington Supreme Court seeking a reversal of a superior court decision holding that on-air discussions of an initiative campaign by radio talk show hosts could be considered contributions that are regulated under the State’s campaign finance laws. The arguments can also be viewed at www.ij.org/media/watch.

As more courts transmit arguments over the Internet, IJ will continue to let its supporters know where they may see and hear IJ’s attorneys in action.

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