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"It is the censor's business to make a judgment about the propriety of the content or message of the proposed expressive activity. The regulation here does not authorize any judgment about the content of any speeches. ... A park is a limited space, and to allow unregulated access to all comers could easily reduce rather than enlarge the park's utility as a forum for speech. Just imagine two rallies held at the same time in the same park area using public-address systems that drowned out each other's speakers."


Richard Posner (more quotes by Richard Posner or books by/about Richard Posner)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Thomas v. Chicago Park District, Sep. 2000


Government, Independence, Power


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