This is so obviously unconstitutional that it can’t possibly withstand appeal. But in the meantime Dearborn has made Jones into a free-speech martyr. We’ll never be rid of him now. Nice job, jackasses.
UPDATE: From the ACLU brief:
In Forsyth County v Nationalist Party, the Supreme Court held that “[s]peech cannot be financially burdened, any more than it can be punished or banned, simply because it might offend a hostile mob.” 505 US 123, 34-135 (1992). In Forsyth, the Court considered the constitutionality of an ordinance that allowed a local administrator to assess a fee for demonstrations or parades depending on how much the administrator estimated it would cost to maintain public order during the event.