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Court grants preliminary injunction, plans for Nov. 16 rally can go forward
BALTIMORE (ChurchMilitant.com) – Church Militant has won its case against the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
Tuesday night, Judge Ellin Hollander handed down a legal victory for St. Michael’s Media by granting a preliminary injunction against city officials, who had interfered to quash the Bishops: Enough Is Enough prayer rally, scheduled for Nov. 16 at the MECU Pavilion on Pier XI.
“Plaintiff has demonstrated a substantial likelihood that it will prevail on the merits of its free speech (Count I) and assembly (Count IV) claims under the First and Fourteenth Amendments,” wrote the judge in her order. “[T]he balance of the equities favors plaintiff; and an injunction is in the public interest.”
In a separate 86-page memorandum, she wrote, “The First Amendment to the Constitution is at the heart of this case.” …