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Perry Educ. Ass'n. v. Perry Local Educators' Ass'n. (docket #: 81-896) (1983)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 10/13/1982
Decided 2/23/1983
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
IssueWhether an interschool mail system's grant of mail access to the Perry Education Association but no other union violated the First Amendment's free speech guarantee.
Majority Opinion White, J.
Dissenting Opinion Brennan, J. (joined by Marshall, J., Powell, J., and Stevens, J.)
Lower Court 7th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Oral Arguments Audio (Oyez)  [Oyez]
For Petitioner
Robert H. Chanin

For Respondent
Richard L. Zweig

For Amicus
Edwin Vieira, Jr. for the Public Service Research Council (for respondent)

Solicitor General Lee for the United States Postal Service

Ruling - Lower Court
652 F.2d 1286
"Court Upholds Employer on Limiting Mail Access," The New York Times, Feb. 24, 1983, Sect. A, p. 21
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd Ed.)(2006), Sect.
Dolan, Mary Jean, "The Special Public Purpose Forum and Endorsement Relationships: New Extensions of Government Speech," 31 Hastings Const. L.Q. 71 (2004)
Fischer, Ronnie J., "'What's in a Name?' An Attempt to Resolve the 'Analytic Ambiguity' of the Designated and Limited Public For a," 107 Dick. L. Rev. 639 (2003)
McGill, Matthew D., "Unleashing the Limited Public Forum: A Modest Revision to a Dysfunctional Doctrine," 52 Stan. L. Rev. 929 (2000)
Tribe, Laurence,"Equality as a First Amendment Theme: The 'Government-As-Private Actor' Exception," THE SUPREME COURT: TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS 1982-1983 (1984)
Kilpatrick, James J., "Listen to Burger," The Washington Post, March 11, 1983, Sect. A, p. 17
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