A 5-2 decision of the Supreme Court of Georgia on Tuesday declared unconstitutional Georgia’s statute that made disrupting a meeting a misdemeanor, saying the law was so overbroad it could criminalize “heckling a referee at a sports venue.”
The doomed statute, O.C.G.A. �16-11-34(a), forbid someone from “recklessly” or “knowingly” committing “any act which may reasonably be expected to prevent or disrupt a lawful meeting, gathering or procession.”
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