CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court is ruling in favor of “Bigfoot’s” right to romp around Mount Monadnock and against a state regulation governing special events at parks.
The court ruled unanimously Friday that the language of the regulation is so broad it would apply to six people holding a private prayer service or three people holding campaign signs at a mountain’s peak.READ MORE: BeerWorks Permanently Closing All 5 Locations Due To COVID Pandemic
Keene entrepreneur Jonathan Doyle and the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation appealed after state park officials barred Doyle from wearing his monkey costume and interviewing other hikers about a Bigfoot sighting at Mount Monadnock in September 2009.READ MORE: Moderna And Pfizer To Expand COVID Vaccine Trials For Young Children
The court says the regulation violates constitutional free speech rights by requiring someone to get a permit 30 days in advance for any event that goes beyond routine recreational activities.MORE NEWS: Air Quality Alert Extends Into Tuesday Due To Unhealthy Levels Of Haze, Smoke In Air
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