BCC to discuss public speakers’ rights Tuesday: Memo from County’s Legal Department here

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “The Martin County Board of County Commissioners has made a last-minute addition to the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting to discuss limiting the rights of residents who wish to make public comments before the Commission … Click here to read more

PBPost: Martin workshop on ‘rules of procedure’ becomes lesson on ‘free speech’

From award–winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz: “Commissioner Anne Scott, a former judge who said she’s a ‘rule geek,’ was enthusiastic about the proposal….Anyone who has sat through hours of government meetings can sympathize with Scott’s wish to make long sessions more productive and efficient. But that’s just not the nature of democracy. … Click here to read more