Unformatted text preview: Int. Society for Krishna Consciousness v. Lee 505 U.S 672 (1992) The facts New York City Air ports forbid within the airport terminals the repetitive solicitation of money and the repetitive sale or distribution of any merchandise “ including but not limited to jewelry, food stuffs, candles, flowers, flyers, brochures, pamphlets books or any other printed or written material. The regulation does not restrict these activities on public sidewalks outside buildings. Issue: Does this regulation violate first amendment speech clause? Holding The court upheld the ban on solicitation, but invalidated the ban on the sale or distribution of literature Rationale: Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the court upholding the ban, which explained that the airport terminals are not traditional public fora. Airports are commercial establishments funded by use fees and designed to make a profit. The court concluded that “ because it cannot fairly be said that an airport terminal has as a purpose ‘promoting the free exchange of ideas,” it...
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