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First Amendment at Local Libraries

"CLN Director Amy Rodda said the libraries adhere to the principles of the First Amendment, emphasizing the importance of safe, civil discourse.

Public libraries are considered limited public forums. That means libraries have the ability to regulate speech and speech-related activities occurring on their property as long as the restrictions are both reasonable and viewpoint neutral."

How is the Rainbow Squad neutral?

"The library network's rules of conduct prohibit unsafe or disruptive behavior, including behavior that interferes with the free passage of staff or other members of the public.

Demonstrators of any kind must gather 25 feet away from the entryway. They must not block the fire lane or restrict passage from the parking area to the entryway."

Here is where I get confused. How is the First Amendment adhered to if the library can tell you that you have to be 25 feet away?

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