A Mall Is Not A Town Square, Court Rules

Texas courts uphold a controversial ruling on privately-owned shopping centers to regulate solicitation on center properties.
December 1, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In the lawsuit that led to the court’s stand, a solicitor of signatures for a presidential write-in candidate sued an El Paso shopping center following his arrest there for trespassing.

The solicitor in this case argued, however, that the criminal trespass law violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, he asserted that he was entitled to exercise his right to free speech at Sunland Park Mall because of its 'functional equivalent of a town square.' "

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 in PlainVanillaShell.com
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