Capitol protester case appears near resolution


A free speech case centered on Capitol protests last spring appears to be nearing an end with Gov. Laura Kelly's administration introducing a new, less stringent policy regulating activity on the statehouse grounds.

Court records show that the state has sought a delay in the case, partly because the Department of Administration has withdrawn a statehouse usage policy challenged in federal court as a violation of free speech rights.

The department has replaced the 2018 policy, which barred anyone from bringing personal signs into the Capitol or risk having them confiscated, according to documents filed with the 10th Circuit . . .


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