C|M|LAW Professor Alan Weinstein was quoted in the July 28, 2012, edition of the Wall Street Journal in an article by Jack Nicas, entitled First Amendment Trumps Critics of Chick-fil-A’s Views. The article concerns the First Amendment coming to the rescue of a chicken-sandwich chain that has drawn the ire of politicians outraged by its president’s public opposition to gay marriage.
In the article, Weinstein says that he has seen officials try to use zoning laws to block adult stores or religious institutions, but never a commercial enterprise because of political views. He said that beyond the First Amendment, “in the land-use sphere, the government has no legitimate interest” in the political views of an applicant.
Weinstein was also interviewed on-air on the same topic by WLW, a radio station in New Orleans.
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