Update on earlier thread
April 20, 2002 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Update on earlier thread where two men were arrested for handing out anti-Mormon literature in a Salt Lake City plaza.
posted by aaronshaf (8 comments total)
This off of exmormon.org:

As to your specific question regarding the nature of the public easement, here is the legal document:


Here is the ACLU's legal synopsis:


posted by aaronshaf at 2:29 PM on April 20, 2002

They reserved a 24-hour public easement limited by a laundry list of rules of behavior: no smoking, sunbathing, bicycling or "engaging in any illegal, offensive, indecent, obscene, lewd or disorderly speech, dress or conduct."

No bicycling? What obscure religious reason do they have for that rule? Or are they just worried about people running into eachother?
posted by delmoi at 3:10 PM on April 20, 2002

Sheesh, Aaron, I was hoping for something new... but there's nothing there that wasn't covered (ad nauseum) in the previous post.

Delmoi: the property has been built up a bit, so that it is mostly reflecting pools and walkways. There just isn't room for people to be riding their bikes... moreover, considering how the paths meander, there's not much of a line-of-sight, so going as fast as a biker can isn't really safe.
posted by silusGROK at 5:41 PM on April 20, 2002

Addendum: brain hiccup... for some reason, I thought that the easement document and the ACLU brief _were_ the post. My bad.

So... the charges have been dropped until the 10th Circuit rules on the sale. Wake me when they decide (and throw the case out again).
posted by silusGROK at 5:48 PM on April 20, 2002

yes, when there is a ruling i vote for aaron to inform us :)
posted by rhyax at 8:15 PM on April 20, 2002

delmoi, Mormons don't have anything against bikes -- every summer my hometown's resident missionaries biked all around town in a pair, wearing businesslike black pants, white shirts, and straight ties.
posted by dhartung at 9:00 PM on April 20, 2002

the charges have been dropped until the 10th Circuit rules on the sale.

not on the sale Vis10n, on whether the police and/or the city of Utah are violating the constitutional rights of the ACLU's members by arresting people that distribute anti-mormon literature. i don't think there's any question as to whether the sale itself is constitutional.
posted by boltman at 9:15 PM on April 20, 2002

Ah... so you're right: I got the appeals mixed up.
posted by silusGROK at 2:45 PM on April 21, 2002

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