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United States v. Kokinda (docket #: 88-2031) (1990)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link United States v. Kokinda  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 02/26/1990
Decided 06/27/1990
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Note The case for the Petitioner was argued by John G. Roberts, Jr.
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied.
Issue1) Is a sidewalk on post office property, which is intended only to facilitate traffic to and from the post office, a public forum? 2) Does a government ban on solicitation emanating from such a sidewalk violate the First Amendment rights of respondents?
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion O’Connor, J. (joined by Rehnquist, C.J., White, J., and Scalia, J.)
Concurring Opinion Kennedy, J. (concurring in the judgment)
Dissenting Opinion Brennan, J. (joined by Marshall, J and Stevens, J. Blackmun, J. joined as to Part I)
Lower Court 4th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied.
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
For Respondent
Jay Sekulow

For United States
John G. Roberts

Opinion - Lower Court
U.S. v. Kokinda, 866 F.2d 699 (4th Cir. 1989)
"High Court Upholds Prohibition on Soliciting on Post Office Land," New York Times, June 28, 1990, sect. B, p. 9
"Ruling in Larouche Case," The Washington Post, February 2, 1989, sect. D, p. 3
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