What happened to Freedom of Assembly?

Source: WUSTLPA

John Inazu, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the forgotten right of assembly– a right that has been “at the heart of some of the most important social movements in American history: antebellum abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the Civil Rights Movement.” Both the Occupy movement and the Tea Party are reminders of the importance of this freedom. In his new book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly, Inazu examines why freedom of assembly has become a historical footnote in American law and what has been lost with the weakening of protections for private groups.

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