PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

State agency forbids all free speech activities in state parks without prior written permission

Attorneys/Firms: Witold Walczak (ACLU-PA)

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) agreed on June 15, 2010, to immediately suspend enforcement of a statewide regulation that prohibits any "expression of views" or distribution of printed materials in state parks without first obtaining written permission. The regulation applied to the activities of even a single person passing out literature or an artist twisting balloons. It also required individuals to submit a copy of the printed material to the agency before distribution

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