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ASSEMBLY

The congregation of a number of persons at the same location.

Popularly-elected Political assemblies are those mandated by the Constitution and laws, such as the general assembly.

The lower, or more populous, arm of the legislature in several states is also known as the House of Assembly or the Assembly.

Under the first amendment to the United States Constitution, "Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble." When a governmental unit sets aside property for the public use, the property is designed as a "public forum" for First Amendment purposes, and the governmental unit must properly allow the exercise by the public of constitutional rights, including freedom of assembly. Examples of public forums include sidewalks, parks, and libraries. The right to assemble includes the right to protest, although rights of assembly are generally balanced with the need for public order. The Supreme Court has held that local governments may constitutionally require those participating in public parades first to obtain a permit to do so. However, the Court has held that an organizer of a parade cannot constitutionally examine the content of a message of a parade applicant in determining whether to grant to parade permit. Forsyth County, Ga. v. Nationalist Movement, 505 U.S. 123, 112 S. Ct. 2395, 120 L. Ed. 2d 101 (1992).

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First Amendment; Freedom of Speech; Public Lands.

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as·sem·bly / əˈsemblē/ • n. (pl. -blies) 1. a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose: an assembly of scholars. ∎  a group of people elected to make laws or decisions for a particular country or region, esp. the lower legislative house in some U.S. states: the Connecticut General Assembly. 2. the action of gathering together as a group for a common purpose: freedom of assembly. ∎  a regular gathering of the teachers and students of a school. ∎  (usu. the assembly) chiefly hist. a signal for troops to assemble, given by drum or bugle. 3. [often as adj.] the action of fitting together the component parts of a machine or other object: a car assembly plant. ∎  a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together: the tail assembly of the aircraft. ∎  [usu. as adj.] Comput. the conversion of instructions in low-level code to machine code by an assembler.

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Assembly

a company of persons together at one place, esp. for one purpose; a legislative body; any set of things. See also assemblage, bevy, company, diet, gathering, group, throng.

Examples: assembly of huge crags and hills, 1642; of stock jobbers, 1711.

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