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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sidewalk Chalk and the First Amendment

Marie A. Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, is publishing Talking Chalk: Defacing the First Amendment in the Public Forum in the West Virginia Law Review. Here is the abstract.

This article examines the surprising outcomes of cases challenging arrests of protesters for chalking sidewalks in public forums, and argues that courts have been careless in analyzing these blanket prohibitions under the time, place and manner doctrine.

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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