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Ward v. Rock Against Racism (docket #: 88-226) (1989)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Ward v. Rock Against Racism  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 02/27/1989
Decided 6/22/1989
Supreme Court Vote 5-1-3
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
 
IssueWhether a New York City regulation requiring performers in Central Park to use the city's sound amplification system and technicians violates the First Amendment
Majority Opinion Kennedy, J.
Concurring Opinion Blackmun, J.
Dissenting Opinion Marshall, J. (joined by Brennan, J. & Stevens, J.)
Lower Court 2nd Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Leonard J. Koerner

For Respondent
William M. Kunstler

Briefs
For United States
Solicitor General Charles Fried (for petitioner)

For Amicus
Benna Ruth Solomon, Joyce Holmes Benjamin, and Ogden N. Lewis for the National League of Cities (for petitioner)

Ruling - Lower Court
848 F.2d 367
News
Greenhouse, Linda, "High Court Upholds Noise Rule for the Central Park Bandshell," The New York Times, June 23, 1989, Sect. B, p. 1
Wermiel, Stephen, "High Court Upholds Libel Award But Reaffirms Protection of Media, " The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 1989, Sec.t B, p. 8
Other
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd Ed.)(2006), Sect. 11.4.2.2
Commentary
Pareles, Jon, "Second-Guessing the First Amendment," The New York Times, March 12, 1989, Sect. H, p. 28
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