TITLE

Building Free Speech: A Case of First Amendment Rights versus Church Architecture

PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Free Speech Yearbook;2011, Vol. 45, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the study which analyzes the First Amendment arguments on free speech rights and architecture offered during well-publicized legal conflict against the historic designation of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist. It states that the Historic Preservation Review Board of the District of Columbia has given the building a historic designation against the wishes of the congregation, which would protect the building from being substantially altered or destroyed. It relates that the congregation filed a lawsuit to revoke the status of brutalism and have the rights to demolish the building. Moreover, Judge James Robertson appeared to side with the congregation's rights deciding what their building should communicate.
ACCESSION #
67051545

 

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