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Perhaps most famously, in United States v. Grace (1983), the Supreme Court implicitly upheld certain limits on expression in the Supreme Court building itself, including the banning of signs and even buttons. But the court ruled that such restrictions could not extend to the sidewalks surrounding the building ...
The court previously ruled [opinion] on the constitutionality of the law governing protests or demonstrations at or near its building in a 1983 case, United States v. Grace [opinion, PDF]. The justices then nullified only the law's ban on displays on the public sidewalks around the court building, refusing to strike ...

Kokinda, 497 U.S. at 738 (Kennedy, J., concurring) (citing United States v. Grace, 461 U.S. 171, 182, 103 S.Ct. 1702, 75 L.Ed.2d 736 (1983)). For the benefit of all citizens, cases must be heard in a dignified environment that impresses upon the participants the seriousness and importance of proceedings, and the need to ...
“Traditional public forum property occupies a special position in terms of First Amendment protection,” the court held unanimously in United States v. Grace. Such a public venue doesn't lose that “historically recognized character” simply because it “abuts government property.” The Supreme Court invoked ...
The United States v. Grace U.S. Supreme Court case clearly calls sidewalks a public forum where protests should be allowed as long as they aren't obstructive, he said in an interview. “That is not constitutional,” he said about the order's ban against protests on some sidewalks. “What you can't say is we the ...
The Supreme Court addressed the law in 1983, in United States v. Grace, ruling that it could not be applied to demonstrations on the public sidewalks around the court. Since then, the sidewalks, which are broad and set off by stairs from the plaza, have been regularly used for protests of all kinds.

In the 1983 case of United States v Grace, the Supreme Court actually struck down a law that banned demonstrations on the sidewalk outside the Court. In the Grace case, using language that was cited in the abortion decision, the Court held that public ways and sidewalks occupy a "special position in ...
The Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of the law in 1983, in United States v. Grace, saying it could not be applied to demonstrations on the public sidewalks around the court. On the grand plaza in front of the courthouse, however, Supreme Court police have been known to order visitors to ...
... constitutionality of the law governing protests or demonstrations at or near its building in a 1983 case, United States v. Grace [opinion, PDF].
... forum property occupies a special position in terms of First Amendment protection,” the court held unanimously in United States v. Grace.

The United States v. Grace U.S. Supreme Court case clearly calls sidewalks a public forum where protests should be allowed as long as they ...
The Supreme Court addressed the law in 1983, in United States v. Grace, ruling that it could not be applied to demonstrations on the public ...
The Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of the law in 1983, in United States v. Grace, saying it could not be applied to ...
In United States v. Grace (1983), a case challenging the ban on expressive activity in front of the Supreme Court, the justices ruled that “[t]he ...
In a 1983 decision United States v. Grace, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a no-protest zone on Court property. It allowed ...
The court previously ruled [opinion] on the constitutionality of the law governing protests or demonstrations at or near its building in a 1983 case, United States v. Grace [opinion, PDF]. The justices then nullified only the law's ban on displays on ...


 

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