July 16, 2012 – Professor Eugene Volokh commented on the constitutionality of Occupy L.A. members using chalk to express their anger about gentrification in downtown Los Angeles. His comments appear in a Los Angeles Times article.
Eugene Volokh, a professor of constitutional law at UCLA, said writing with chalk on the sidewalk is not protected speech and can be restricted by the government.
The question, Volokh said, is "what about hopscotch…I doubt they are going into residential neighborhoods to check."
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