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Attorney says Ind. library violating free speech

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FORT WAYNE -

An Indiana attorney is suing a public library for refusing to allow him to use its plaza for a demonstration against the health care law pushed by President Barack Obama.

David J. Kolhoff filed a lawsuit against the Allen County Public Library Friday in federal court in Fort Wayne. The Journal Gazette reports he's represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana.

The suit claims a library policy banning demonstrations and exhibits on the plaza violates Kolhoff's First Amendment right to free speech.

Court documents say officials offered to let Kolhoff use a library meeting room or air a program on the library's public access television channel, but the ACLU says those aren't realistic options.

Library Director Jeffrey Krull says officials don't want anyone approaching patrons.

Information from: The Journal Gazette

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