By Chris Andreas: When Should Free Speech be Denied?

FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, a man walks during a protest at Stone Mountain Park, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Chris Andreas

Back in 1977 an American neo-Nazi group requested permission to march in Skokie, IL. Initially, permission was denied, so they filed suit in federal court. Oddly, it was the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that took up their cause, certainly not because the ACLU agreed with Nazi philosophy but rather in First Amendment rights for all people and groups.

The Supreme Court eventually found in favor of the neo-Nazis, stating that they had the right to express themselves even …

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