Another Snip at the Shrinking Public Forum


A Little Change to an Obscure Federal Law Bodes Ill

Last week, the President signed a short bill, H.R. 347, that makes it easier for federal prosecutors to convict demonstrators who refuse to quit events where security is provided by the Secret Service. Some see the move as trivial, while others are calling it a significant threat to free expression. Dahlia Lithwick and I sort out the details in this newly published article in Slate.