Opponents of U.S. policy toward Iraq do not have a First Amendment right to run a parade of up to 100,000 people past the United Nations and across midtown Manhattan, a federal judge in New York ruled Monday. The judge said the post-Sept. 11 security concerns that drove New York City to adopt a "content neutral" policy banning all organized demonstrations outside the U.N. justified denying a permit to the march.
Anti-War Protesters Lose Bid to Parade Past U.N.
New York Law Journal
February 11, 2003