Fred Shuttlesworth, the “fearless” civil rights leader, died today at 89. You can read about him here. His work affects us here in Hawai’i today – he was the named plaintiff in a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case about “prior restraint” of free speech (that is, whether one needs the government’s prior approval before having a march or a rally). This case, which you can read here, still helps to protect the rights of all of Hawaii’s people to have their voices heard by the government – including our clients, the Meiers, and all those who wish to demonstrate at next month’s APEC conference.
Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Leader
October 6, 2011 by