Here’s a story that should be of interest to public officials in Brattleboro. A court has ruled that government officials can’t censor speech they oppose or find offensive.
The ruling says:
“The restrictions on “antagonistic,” “abusive” and “personally directed” speech prohibit speech because it opposes, or offends, the Board or members of the public, in violation of the First Amendment.”
While there can be rules about personal attacks on other members of the public, silencing members of the public who are critical of officials is unconstitutional.