Tuesday, May 13, 2014
(St. Paul, MN) -- The city of Minneapolis is being sued in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota concerning the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The ACLU argues the creation of a so-called "clean zone" for 15 days around the All-Star Game is unconstitutional because it limits free speech. The city is turning over control of the downtown area surrounding Target Field over to MLB from July 5th through the 20th. The ACLU filed suit on behalf of two members of the One Day in July Street Festival Committee who want to commemorate the anniversary of the deaths of two Teamsters at the hands of Minneapolis Police in 1934.