Protecting Free Speech During for the Olympic Torch Relay

Document Date: April 8, 2008

On April 9, 2008, the Olympic torch will make its only North American stop in San Francisco. As late as April 2, the details of the torch relay route, as well as the government’s plans for protestors, were under wraps. The ACLU of Northern California began pressuring the City to disclose this information. Michael Risher, staff attorney for the ACLU of Northern California, talks about the ACLU’s efforts on behalf of both protestors and Olympic fans alike.