On February 16, 2021, Matthew DeLuca gave a lecture over Zoom at the New York Association of Towns' Annual Meeting and Training School. His presentation, titled "Regulating Private Speech in Public Places," examined the legal standards applicable to government regulations of private speech, including the public forum and government speech doctrines. It also discussed how towns can regulate specific types of First Amendment activity on public property, including marches and protests, picketing, distributing leaflets, etc. Finally, the presentation discussed how towns and their officials can moderate private speech on their official social media pages without violating the First Amendment.
A copy of Mr. DeLuca's Powerpoint can be downloaded here. Please note that some photographs have been removed to reduce file size.