PLS 460 Int Society for Krishna Consciousness v Lee

PLS 460 Int Society for Krishna Consciousness v Lee - Lee...

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Int Society for Krishna Consciousness v Lee Facts of the Case: New York City's airport authority banned repetitive solicitation of money within airline terminals. Solicitation was permitted outside the terminals. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness solicits funds in public places. It challenged the regulation. A federal district court granted an injunction against the airport authority. The authority appealed. Question: Does the regulation violate the First Amendment free speech clause? Conclusion: No. An airport terminal is not a public forum. The regulation banning such activity need only satisfy a reasonableness standard. The regulation is reasonable. Solicitators may slow the path of possible contributors, cause duress or commit fraud. Therefore, the regulation is permissible. In a related case, the Court held invalid the airport authority's ban on literature distribution in airport terminals. Decision: 6 votes for Lee, 3 vote(s) against
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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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