In State v. Miller, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that the Georgia Antimask Statute does not violate free speech rights under the first amendment of the United States Constitution. Antimask statutes prohibit, with certain exceptions, the wearing of masks in a public place. The stated purposes of these statutes vary, but it is fairly clear that antimask laws are designed to deter Ku Klux Klan activity. This Note explores the first amendment implications of antimask laws, and concludes that antimask statutes are unconstitutional.
Oskar E. Rey,
Antimask Laws: Exploring the Outer Bounds of Protected Speech under the First Amendment—State v. Miller, 260 Ga. 669, 398 S.E.2d 547 (1990),
66 Wash. L. Rev.
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