Judge Reverses Order on Main Street Plaza

Judge Reverses Order on Main Street Plaza

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A federal judge has reversed his ruling on the Main Street Plaza, now saying the LDS Church can't enforce speech restrictions on the disputed section of downtown.

This week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart was expected. He was required to enter it after the tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that speech and behavior restrictions violated the First Amendment -- overturning Stewart's original ruling in the case.

Stewart's new order makes enforceable the appeals court's decision, though the restrictions have not been in place since the ruling.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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