Grace v. United States 461 U.S. 171 (1983)

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GRACE v. UNITED STATES 461 U.S. 171 (1983)

A federal statute forbids display of any flag or device designed to "bring into public notice any party, organization, or movement" in the United States Supreme Court building or on its grounds. The Supreme Court held this statute invalid, on first amendment grounds, as applied to lone individuals engaging in expressive activity on the sidewalk adjoining the Court's building. The Court did not address the law's validity as applied to the building or the grounds inside the sidewalk, or to parades or demonstrations on the sidewalk.

Kenneth L. Karst

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Grace v. United States 461 U.S. 171 (1983)

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