Great Free Speech Quote: Neil Gaiman

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“I you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.”

–Neil Gaiman, Journal Blog Post: “Why defend freedom of icky speech?”, December 1, 2008.

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Reminder: The Boston Free Speech rally is this Saturday, August 19th. The Law Offices of John G. Mateus, Esq. fully support all peaceful attendees and we stand ready to represent anyone who attends the event.

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Free Speech & Free Assembly Must Be Protected

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The Law Offices of John G . Mateus, Esq. stands ready to represent you in asserting your constitutional rights.

Both the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights guarantees that all people in the Commonwealth may peaceably protest, rally, and speak, no matter how “offensive” the speech may be. You also have the fundamental right to peaceably protest, rally, and speak against anyone else’s demonstration.

Free speech and free assembly are fundamental constitutional rights that must be protected against all attempts to restrict or violate them. This August 19th, make sure your rights are protected.


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Great Legal Quote of the Day: Louis Brandeis

“Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.” ---Louis Brandeis, concurring opinion in Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357, 376 (1925).   Sources: