City of Duluth violates court order, reimposes First Amendment ban | Alliance Defending Freedom

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City of Duluth violates court order, reimposes First Amendment ban

Despite injunction, city again stops people from sharing their faith at ‘Tour of Lights’

DULUTH, Minn. — The city of Duluth is ignoring a court order that prevents it from enforcing a First Amendment ban on people desiring to share their faith at a public park during the “Bentleyville Tour of Lights” event. The violation of the order prompted Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys to file an emergency motion Tuesday that asks the court to enforce its injunction and hold the city in contempt.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys obtained the order last year after the city prohibited people from peacefully talking with passers-by and handing out Christian literature at the 2010 Tour of Lights. Despite the court order, which lifted the ban at the public event, police again prevented people from engaging in faith-based expression Saturday.

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Case Name:  Jankowski v. City of Duluth

Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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