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It was a bond to pay for police protection. As the U.S. Supreme Court has decided in the past, it is unconstitutional to require a bond for police protection. Perhaps the article was not clear enough. It was a free speech case, and only happened to concern a pastor who wanted to speak out against a particular religion. In the US, so-called "prior restraint", that is preventing someone from speaking out before they actually have, is unconstitutional. Making them pay a bond for police protection in order to speak out is therefore unconstitutional also. Mattisse (talk) 21:39, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Mattisse (talk)21:39, 27 April 2011