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Lawsuit alleges Orange County supervisors infringe on First Amendment at meetings

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The Orange County Register quoted Frank Zerunyan of the USC Price School about a lawsuit alleging Orange County supervisors infringe on First Amendment rights at meetings.

“Such disputes are not uncommon because while people have the right to participate in public meetings of their elected representatives, numerous court decisions have held that reasonable rules can be placed on how and when people exercise that right, said Frank Zerunyan, who teaches governance at USC’s Price School of Public Policy. He is also a Rolling Hills Estates city councilman.”

As to how specific officials enforce those rules, and whether they do it fairly, Zerunyan said, it’s often “like beauty – it’s in the eye of the beholder.”

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