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  •  If they are on public sidewalks, absolutely (3+ / 0-)
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    dinotrac, Pi Li, VClib

    You can talk to anyone on a public sidewalk -- including telling those clients what you think about those oil company investments.  That's absolutely your First Amendment Right.

    The problem is that this law says speech on certain topics can't happen on certain public sidewalks.  

    •  What about towns with anti-solicitation laws? (2+ / 0-)
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      Old Sailor, sweatyb

      If you are rich and have lawyers to speechify on your behalf, you have all kinds of rights.

      CT is always  in awe of the majesty of the law and against common sense and the reality that average people have to deal with.

      "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them." Luke 11:46

      •  Anti-solicitation is a form of trespass law (0+ / 0-)

        The body of law that governs the issue of when someone can leave the sidewalk and come to your front door is complex. Usually someone needs your permission to be on your property, but the law recognizes that there are many benign reasons why someone would come to your front door. Anti-solicitation just clarifies that in that city or town solicitation is viewed as trespass and the solicitor is not allowed on to your property. You can do the same thing by putting a sign at the front of your property that no solicitation is permitted.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 01:08:25 PM PST

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