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Old November 9th, 2005 #1
Antiochus Epiphanes
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Default proposed distributor First amendment rights card

here it is, I hope you folks think this will be a helpful reminder for law enforcement officials who may be pressured to arrest distributors of TAA contrary to First Amendment rights. If so, let's get this printed on a card for Rounder to send out with big orders!

front side:

The Aryan Alternative newspaper is published by Alex Linder, proprietor of Vanguard News Network ( Distribution manager is F. Glenn Miller. All distributors of TAA are unpaid volunteers solely under their own direction and control. TAA distributors peaceably exercise their First Amendment right to free speech by distributing free copies of TAA in public places. TAA distributors are encouraged to follow all applicable laws when so doing. However, as a reminder to all, the back of this card states legal authority that TAA distributors have a right to pass out TAA.

This card is not a "get out of jail free" card. It is not a shield against unjust persecution, nor is it any kind of promise or agreement between Alex Linder or his agents and the volunteer TAA distributors. Thanks to all distributors for your courage and good luck.
back side:

1. The First Amendment protects the distribution of free political newspapers, flyers, or leaflets in public places. See Lovell v City of Griffin, 303 U.S. 444 (1938) where a local permit law infringing the rights of people to do so was struck down. The court said the following: "[The First Amendment] necessarily embraces pamphlets and leaflets. These indeed have been historic weapons in the defense of liberty, as the pamphlets of Thomas Paine and others in our own history abundantly attest."

2. The First Amendment protects distributors of politcal literature from pretextual arrests for littering. In SCHNEIDER v. NEW JERSEY, 308 U.S. 147 (1939) the court said: "We are of the opinion that the purpose to keep the streets clean and of good appearance is insufficient to justify an ordinance which prohibits a person rightfully on a public street from handing literature to one willing to receive it. Any burden imposed upon the city authorities in cleaning and caring for the streets as an indirect consequence of such distribution results from the constitutional protection of the freedom of speech and press.''


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