Jews for Jesus has filed a federal court action against Oyster Bay, N.Y., claiming a section of the town code is unconstitutional because it prevented the group’s members from freely distributing leaflets in a public park.

In Jews for Jesus v. Town of Oyster Bay, 07-2526, filed in the Eastern District of New York, Jews for Jesus and one of its employees, Susan Mendelson, argue in a 25-page complaint that �168-16 of the town code violates the First Amendment because it creates an unconstitutional prior restraint on protected speech.

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