Protesters dealt setback in Capitol free speech case

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A federal judge has dealt a setback to a group of protesters who challenged statehouse rules, contending the regulations violated their free speech rights.

A federal judge dismissed two of the four counts raised in the lawsuit brought on the group's behalf by the American Civil Liberties Union.

In the other two counts, U.S. District Judge Holly Teeter denied the ACLU's request for an injunction blocking permitting requirements for statehouse events and enforcement of a law allowing authorities to ban someone from the Capitol for violating the rules.

The issues related to permitting and statehouse bans will . . .

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