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Commentary: Public input lawsuit 'unnecessary'

8:55 PM, Jul. 24, 2013
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You may have heard that the County Board was sued in federal court by a local person making a claim under the First Amendment. Sometimes it seems that anyone can sue another for almost anything. However, to actually win a lawsuit is often another matter. That seems to be the case here.

This claim has to do with rules the County Board and Chairman Biff Hansen have set up dealing with the public input portion of their meetings, a time when citizens can briefly address the board on matters related to county business.

We all know that First Amendment does not mean we can say anything at any time; the ...

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