Customs’ Football-Field-Size Barrier Is Illegal, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, San Francisco (December 5, 2017, 5:58 PM EST) -- A humanitarian aid nonprofit urged the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to revive its suit accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of violating its free speech rights near an Arizona checkpoint, arguing that border patrol illegally blocked off a public area roughly the size of a football field to suppress protesters.

During a hearing, Winslow Blodgett Taub of Covington & Burling LLP, who represents the group People Helping People, told a three-judge panel that the trial court got it wrong when it granted the government's motion for...
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Leesa Jacobson, et al v. USDHS, et al


Case Number

16-17199

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

November 30, 2016

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