7th Circuit: Indiana county’s court event policy violates free speech

An Indiana group’s rally on the steps of a county courthouse to advocate for legal pot is constitutionally protected speech.That was the unanimous decision of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in a First Amendment case involving the Higher Society of Indiana and the Tippecanoe County, Ind., government.On Thursday, the 7th Circuit appeals panel affirmed a lower court ruling that found the county’s policy …

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