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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]
Lawyers
For Respondent
Jay Sekulow

For United States
John G. Roberts

Opinion - Lower Court
U.S. v. Kokinda, 866 F.2d 699 (4th Cir. 1989)
News
"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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