Law’s Jonathan Entin talks about free speech and anti-Semitism

Cleveland City Council examines public comment rule changes after anti-Semitic comment during Sept. 25 meeting
WEWSJonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law at the School of Law, discussed free speech as it relates to an incident during which Cleveland City Council shut down public comments during a meeting earlier this week. “The city does not have any constitutional obligation to allow public comments in council meetings at all,” he said. “The city could also limit the subject that people talk about to things that the city may have some obligation or responsibility [regarding], and I think they probably can limit the comments to people who are residents of the city.”