Legal Question in Civil Rights Law in Florida

We were thrown out of a private fishing club for criticizing the president of the club (in Florida). Doesn't my pursuit of happiness, First Amendment and Flofida Constitution section 4 protect me from this bully?

Asked on 5/01/19, 6:37 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Alan Wagner Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.

No -- It is a private club, not the government. A private club can throw you out if they want to. The first amendment prevents the government from stopping you when you want to wear a white hood and carry a KKK flag down main street. If you want to bring the hood into the local garden club, they can throw you out for doing so.

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Answered on 5/02/19, 7:09 am

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