Report on U.S. Court of Appeals Hearing on D.C. Checkpoint Appeal

The Legal Times just released the following report of today's U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit oral argument about the D.C. military-style checkpoint program:

Group Appeals Ruling on Police Checkpoints

The Partnership for Civil Justice pressed its challenge of D.C. police checkpoints, asking an appeals court to overturn a ruling last year that cleared the way for authorities to continue using the tactic.

A Reality Check on D.C. Checkpoints

In June, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, his attorney general and the D.C. police announced the introduction of a military-style checkpoint program under which police stop drivers and allow only those with a police-approved "legitimate reason" to continue on the public roadway.

National Mall Redesign Could Seriously Restrict Free Speech

National Mall Redesign Could Seriously Restrict Free Speech By Scott Thill, AlterNet Posted on February 27, 2008, Printed on February 27, 2008 The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to redesign the heavily trafficked National Mall -- the sprawling open area between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol that has become America's iconographic site of popular protest.