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Unformatted text preview: Lee v. Int. Soc. for Krishna Consciousness Facts of the Case: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey banned the distribution of flyers, brochures, pamphlets and other printed material at its airport terminals. Members of a religious group wanted to perform a ritual involving the distibution of literature at these airports. The group challenged the regulation on free expression and and free exercise grounds of the First Amendment. Question: Does the regulation banning the distribution of literature at airports violate the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment? Conclusion: In a short per curiam opinion, the court held 5 to 4 that the ban on literature distribution violated the Free Speech Clause. (A related case, also Int. Soc. for Krishna Consciousness v. Lee, 505 U.S. 672, addressed a ban on the solicitation of funds.) Decision: 5 votes for Int. Soc. for Krishna Consciousness, 4 vote(s) against...
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- Spring '10
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Lee Facts, ishna Consciousness