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Talking Chalk: Defacing the First Amendment in the Public Forum

Posted: 9 Jun 2012 Last revised: 25 Jan 2013

Marie A. Failinger

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 2012

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.

Suggested Citation

Failinger, Marie A., Talking Chalk: Defacing the First Amendment in the Public Forum (April 1, 2012). West Virginia Law Review, Vol. 115, p. 722, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2080263

Marie A. Failinger (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
United States

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