We are heartbroken by what happened in Charolottesville. Sadly, our state is not and has never been immune to this hateful ideology either. Today, we double down on our commitment to fighting for justice and the full protection of the law for all people.

 

We fully support the right to free speech and to peaceably assemble, even when it comes to speech we abhor. But the First Amendment should never be used as a shield to justify violence. We make decisions about which cases to take on a case by case basis, and we do not make them in a vacuum. The tragic events of Charlottesville will certainly inform those decisions going forward.

 

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