ACLU hopes to work with state over permit policy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin says the group hopes to work with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration on changes to its new policy governing the issuance of permits for protests in the state Capitol.

ACLU spokeswoman Stacy Harbaugh said Monday the group hopes the policy will not be enforced at least through the end of the year. If no changes are made, Harbaugh says the ACLU is prepared to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the policy.

A spokeswoman for Walker’s Department of Administration said Monday no additional changes have been made to the policy other than the revisions announced on Friday. Jocelyn Webster says anyone not in compliance will be asked to get a permit. She has said no arrests for noncompliance are planned.

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