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CASE ENTRY

Gates v. Khokhar

Eleventh Circuit: Wearing a mask in public is illegal in Georgia (with exceptions for Halloween, among other things), a measure meant to protect against “terrorization by masked vigilantes.” So an allegedly peaceful protester arrested for wearing a Guy Fawkes mask can’t sue Atlanta police. Dissent: That’s not the law; wearing a mask in public is legal unless the wearer intends to intimidate people; “non-threatening political mask wearing” doesn’t meet that standard.


Tags: 2018, Eleventh Circuit, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Police

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