LANSING, Mich. - Attorney David Kallman says six hair stylists who participated in Operation Haircut were facing criminal charges have all had the charges dropped.
Lansing District Judge Kristen Simmons dismissed the charges which were filed by the Michigan Attorney General's office.
The hair stylists were protesting Governor Whitmer's executive lockdown orders on May 20, 2020.
According to the attorney, about 20 hair stylists were cutting hair at the Capitol and seven were criminally prosecuted.
Kallman' Legal Group represented six of the seven.
The six of the hair stylists are facing administrative licensing complaints issued by the state.
Attorney David Kallman said this:
Our clients are pleased that Judge Simmons recognized and upheld their constitutional rights. It is a relief that they no longer face the prospect of having a criminal record and potential jail time for merely exercising their right to peaceably speak out. If a person protests certain issues, the Governor will ignore her own orders and walk with you; but if a person protests the Governor, she will prosecute you and attempt to destroy your business. Kallman Legal Group will always vigorously defend everyone’s right to protest and engage in free speech, no matter the issue.
The Michigan Conservative Coalition organized the Operation Haircut Protest.
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