City Councils Under Legal Pressure Not To Muzzle Public Speakers

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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Municipal lawyers take notice: The public does not want to let elected local leaders avoid verbal criticism at public meetings. That message was brought to the steps of city hall in Waterbury earlier this month, after the city's Board of Aldermen tried to alter its meetings policy to tamp down on the number of negative remarks it's been forced to endure.

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