TITLE

Private Sidewalk Is a Public Forum

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Planning;Jan2005, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the questions faced by municipalities pertaining to access to places of public assembly for purposes of exercising free speech rights. The problem is more grave when the municipal government has ceded control over public property to a private entity. Discussing the issue, the article points out that Cleveland's Gateway Sports Complex is a "traditional public forum" whose use for the purpose of sidewalks, soliciting, advertising, or protesting has been forbidden by the owners. Referral of a Supreme court jurisdiction defining the public forum is made in the article.
ACCESSION #
15502726

 

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