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A group of students representing a UMass sorority are considering staging a protest in front of Amherst Town Hall (on the sidewalk and the lawn). They have approached SLSO for information about what sorts of legal issues they might run into and how to best prepare for them or avoid them.

Consider the following questions:

  • What legal issues are implicated in this situation?
  • What jurisdiction(s) do the issues fall under? Federal, state, municipal, university, multiple?
  • What types of resources would you consult? Statutes/regulations, cases/decisions, policies, codes of conduct?
  • What would be the most useful source to locate these resources?
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