Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Petition

The First Amendment to the Constitution forbids Congress from passing any law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble or to petition government for a redress of grievances. The Supreme Court has applied this limitation to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.

Top Stories

Protesters Interrupt McCulloch During SLU Law School Forum on Ferguson
Date: 02/20/15
Source: Fox 2 Now St Louis

Newark Activists to Deliver Petition Demanding Superintendent’s Resignation
Date: 02/06/15

Protesters Demanding Justice for Kevin Davis
Date: 02/05/15
Source: WXIA 11 Atlanta

El Paso Officials Receive Petition Signed by 10,000 for City ID’s
Date: 01/27/15
Source: El Paso Times

Vote this Week Could Put Marijuana Petition on April Ballot
Date: 01/25/15
Source: KWCH 12 Wichita

Driver Who Lurched into Minneapolis Protesters Could be Charged
Date: 01/07/15
Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Ferguson Protesters Join in With Cleveland
Date: 12/20/14
Source: WKYC 3 Cleveland

Mall of America to Protesters: Keep it Outside
Date: 12/17/14
Source: The Star Tribune

A.C. Homeowner Fighting Eminent Domain Delivers Petition
Date: 12/19/14
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Will Eric Garner Grand Jury Protesters Demonstrate at the Staten Island Mall?
Date: 12/17/14
Source: Staten Island News

“Sea of People”: D.C. Rally Protests Police Killings
Date: 12/14/14
Source: NBC 4 Washington

Protesters Disrupt Traffic on Hart Bridge, I-95
Date: 12/08/14
Source: First Coast News

New Petition Requests Lights on East Campus Streets
Date: 12/05/14
Source: KBIA Mi-Missouri Public Radio

D.C. Police Handling of Ferguson Protesters a Far Cry From Past Demonstrations
Date: 12/01/14
Source: The Washington Times

Validity of Nevada Gun Control Initiative Petitions Challenged
Date: 12/01/14
Source: Las Vegas Review Journal

Nation Reacts to Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Shooting
Date: 11/25/14
Source: NBC News

Ald. Bob Donovan Plans Petition for Streetcar Referendum
Date: 11/24/14
Source: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

Former SAPD Volunteer Says Online Petition Cost Her Paid Position
Date: 11/20/14
Source: KSAT 12 San Antonio

Court Sides With City In Declaring Heartland Park Petition Invalid
Date: 11/12/14
Source: WIBW Topeka

Protesters Stage Peaceful ‘die-in’ in Downtown St. Louis
Date: 11/17/14
Source: Reuters

Ruling Could Open Door to More Petition Drives
Date: 11/12/14
Source: NBC Nebraska

Anti-Catholic Protesters with Bullhorns Appear at Several D.C.-area Parishes
Date: 11/05/14
Source: The Washington Post

Syracuse University Student Protesters Occupying SU’s Administration Building
Date: 11/03/14

Supports of Suspended Eagle High School Teacher Start Petition
Date: 11/02/14
Source: KIVI Boise

Protesters Will Challenge Washington Redskins Name in Minneapolis Sunday
Date: 10/30/14
Source: Star Tribune Minneapolis

Police-brutality Protest Ends with Clash with Phoenix Police Department
Date: 10/26/14
Source: The Arizona Republic

Protesters End Encampment at SLU
Date: 10/20/14
Source: KSDK 5 St. Louis

Heartland Park Petition Approved by Shawnee County Elections Chief
Date: 10/13/14
Source: Kansas First News

Sheriff’s Views Prompt Petition by Gun Control Group
Date: 10/10/14
Source: USA Today

1,000 – Plus Protesters Begin sit-in at St. Louis University following March
Date: 10/13/14
Source: The Washington Post

Protesters Angered at Killing of St. Louis Teen face Off with Officers for Second Night, Some Burning American Flags
Date: 10/10/14
Source: New York Daily News

Judge: Ferguson Police Violated Protesters’ Rights
Date: 10/7/14
Source: USA Today

School Funding Amendment Backers Say Enough Voters Have Signed
Date: 10/6/14
Source: Sun

Michael Brown Protesters Delay Powell Hall Concert
Date: 10/4/14
Source: KSDK 5 St. Louis

Anti-Drone Activists, Limited to ‘Free Speech Zone’ at Hancock Air Base, Protest Without Incident
Date: 10/5/14

Police in Ferguson, Mo. Ease Up On Peaceful Protesters
Date: 9/30/14
Source: The Washington Post

Petition to Create Dog Beach Gains Hundreds of Signatures
Date: 9/28/14
Source: WPTV 5 West Palm Beach

Fayetteville Civil Rights Law Suspended As Clerk Certifies Petition
Date: 9/22/14
Source: KXNW 5 Arkansas

Gun-toting Open-carry Activists Protest Detroit Police with March Through City
Date: 9/21/14

Hundreds Turnout to Protest Black Mass, Held at OKC Civic Center
Date: 9/21/14
Source: News 9 Oklahoma

Peaceful Protest in Ferguson Ends with Arrest
Date: 9/20/14
Source: Fox 2 St. Louis

Protesters Gather at Democratic Party Headquarters, Call for Immigration Reform
Date: 9/18/14
Source: The Arizona Republic

Ferguson Protesters Make New Call for Prosecutor’s Removal
Date: 9/17/14
Source: Fox News

150 Activists block city intersection to Protest One Newark
Date: 9/10/14

Anti-Spying Group Drone-Free LAPD to Protest State Bill That Would Allow Police Drones
Date: 9/15/14
Source: KTLA 5 Los Angeles

Milton School Board OK’s Investigation
Date: 9/8/14
Source: Burlington Free Press

1-70 Protest Planned for Wednesday
Date: 9/9/14
Source: KSDK St. Louis

Protesters Demonstrate Against Police Brutality at First Friday in Downtown Phoenix
Date: 9/5/14
Source: The State Press

Detroit Police Arrest Protesters on Mack Avenue
Date: 9/4/14
Souce: NBC 4 Detroit

Fast Food Workers Take to Streets to Demand $15 Minimum Wage
Date: 9/4/14
Source: The Hill

Opponents Duel as Houston Considers Civil Rights Ordinance
Date: 4/30/14

Paying tribute on the streets
Date: 4/16/14
Source: ESPN

Man Who Disrupted Supreme Court Gets Time Served
Date: 4/15/14
Source: ABC News

Court sides with ‘Elephant Man’ barred from Albuquerque board meetings
Date: 4/10/14
Source: FOX News


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