Description: First Amendment challenge by climate activists to City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's system for regulating use of its traditional public forums for expressive purposes.
Better Path Coalition Planning Group v. City of Harrisburg
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/20/2022 Settlement Agreement Download Stipulation, interim settlement agreement, and stay order entered. Activists and City of Harrisburg Reached Interim Settlement for Climate Change Awareness Event to Proceed. Three weeks after a coalition of organizations planning a June gathering of climate activists and the public filed a lawsuit alleging that the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s system for regulating use of its traditional public forums violated the First Amendment, the plaintiffs and the City defendants agreed to an interim settlement that would permit the event to proceed. The defendants also agreed to negotiate with the plaintiffs regarding changes to the City’s ordinances and regulations regarding use of City parks, City streets, and other public forums for First Amendment-protected expressive activities. The litigation was stayed pending further order of the court. 05/17/2022 Order Download Motion for preliminary injunction dismissed as moot. 05/03/2022 Order Download Motion for temporary restraining order denied and motion for preliminary injunction deferred. 05/01/2022 Motion Download Memorandum of law filed in support of plaintiffs' motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. 04/29/2022 Complaint Download Complaint filed. 04/29/2022 Motion Download Memorandum of law filed in support of plaintiffs' emergency motion for expedited discovery. 04/29/2022 Motion Download Motion for a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction filed by plaintiffs.