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Protester sues after citation for writing on sidewalk with chalk

Melissa Lynn Hill says she has a First Amendment right to write and anti-war statement on the Minneapolis federal building sidewalk with impermanent chalk. She's suing police, Governor Mark Dayton, and the state attorney general for what her attorneys call a 'classic example of overreach by government.'
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Melissa Lynn Hill says she has a First Amendment right to write and anti-war statement on the Minneapolis federal building sidewalk with impermanent chalk. She's suing police, Governor Mark Dayton, and the state attorney general for what her attorneys call a 'classic example of overreach by government.'

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