458MARSHbrief - MARSH v. ALABAMA (1946) FACTS I. Chickasaw...

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MARSH v. ALABAMA (1946) FACTS I. Chickasaw is a town owned by the Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation, but looks like any other American town with residential buildings, streets and a system of sewers included. This makes the town indistinguishable from the Gulf property. II. The town is accessible to and freely used by public in general and nothing distinguishes the town from any other except the title to the property belongs to a private corporation. III. Appellant, a Jehovah’s Witness, stood near the post office in this town and distributed religious literature. IV.There is posted notice which reads: “ This Is Private Property, and Without Written Permission, No Street, or House Vendor, Agent or Solicitation of Any Kind Will Be Permitted ” (p. 330) V. Appellant was warned and told that she would not be issued a permit but she protested that the company rule could not be constitutionally applied to prohibit her from distributing religious literature. VI.She declined to leave the sidewalk when asked and was arrested by the deputy
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course COMM 458 taught by Professor Sparr during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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458MARSHbrief - MARSH v. ALABAMA (1946) FACTS I. Chickasaw...

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