WA: “Salmon Days free-speech rules prompt lawsuit against city”

The Issaquah Press: The incident attracted attention from the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal advocacy group based in Scottsdale, Ariz. “Christians shouldn’t be threatened with arrest and censored by being quarantined to isolated ‘expression areas’ when they want to share their beliefs,” Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Nate Kellum said in a statement. “The city ordinance mandating the zones effectively censors anyone wishing to express his or her beliefs through the distribution of literature. That violates the constitutionally protected right to free speech in public areas at a free event that’s open to everyone.”