Supreme Court is to handle case of International Keystone Knights and their wish to "clean up" a stretch of Georgia's highway.
Ku Klux Klan, popularly known as the KKK, is pushing their case for a bid to adopt a Georgia high way.
The white supremacist group plans to adopt a stretch of highway as a part of the Adopt – a – Highway program. But the State is expressing its concerns of a possible backlash from the case hearing.
According to the Washington Posts, The State of Georgia intends to gain sovereign immunity in this case, so as to protect the state from future civil suits and possible criminal prosecutions.
However the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia regards this as “daunting” as the implications of freedom of speech wouldn’t have no bounds.
Maya Dillard Smith, executive director for the ACLU said in a statement that:
“It will be expanding the right of the state to engage in viewpoint discrimination. That is, the state will be given a license to refuse participation of individuals and groups whose speech the government disagrees with. Today it’s the KKK. Tomorrow it’s journalists, lobbyists, religious evangelicals and even Black Lives Matter.”
As it stands, a win for the KKK’s will be a disaster, as the group has a history of terrorizing Black communities since 1866.
“We’re going to knock on the door,” he said, “and say, ‘We’re ready for our signs and our vests and our trash bag?’”
“We just want to clean up the doggone road. We’re not going to be out there in robes.”
Harley Hanson, one of the group’s members, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution,