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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Friday September 03, 2004
10:41 AM

Protesting in New York

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I wonder how this came out.

Just to show that I am more libertarian than the Libertarians, I'll mention that if all those pieces of property were actually owned by someone, the only permission you'd need to hold a protest would be that of the owner of the piece of property, not the government.

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  • I think the article mentioned Central Park. If that is where they wanted to assemble then they need a permit to do so on that specific area. In one sense he is wrong. If you want to parade down a street, you need a permit. That does not infringe on the right to assemble. There are a whole bunch of reasons a permit is need none of which denies the assembly right.
    • Yeah, it is long-established precedent that the government can require permits for demonstrations if there is an important government interest in doing so, the regulations are content-neutral, etc.