Oklahoma NAACP Files Suit Challenging Anti-Protest Law


Lawsuit claiming a new anti protest bill approved by lawmakers this year is unconstitutional. The Oklahoma chapter of the ACP filed the lawsuit and federal court along with the National NAACP and the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at Georgetown University Law Center. The lawsuit argues the Oklahoma law was written to discourage peaceful demonstrations and that it violates the first and 14th amendments to the US Constitution. The law is set to take effect November 1st. It increases the penalties for blocking roadways. And grants motorists civil and criminal immunity if they kill or injure someone while quote fleeing from a riot. It also authorizes hefty fines for national organizations that coordinate with those sound guilty of committing crimes under the state's rioting statutes. The president of the Oklahoma State

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