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City of Lakewood v. Plain Dealer Publishing Co. (1988)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 11/04/1987
Decided 06/17/1988
Supreme Court Vote 4-3
Note Rehnquist, C.J. and Kennedy, J. took no part in the consideration or decision of the case
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
IssueDid Lakewood's city ordinance violate freedom of speech rights as protected by the First Amendment?
Majority Opinion Brennan, J. (joined by Marshall, Blackmun, Scalia, JJ.)
Dissenting Opinion White, J. (joined by Stevens and O’Connor, JJ)
Lower Court 6th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
For Petitioner
Henry B. Fischer

For Respondent
James P. Garner

For Petitioner
Frederick W. Whatley and Roger D. Tibbetts

For Respondent
David L. Marburger, Bruce W. Sanford, and Peter C. Gould

For Amicus
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and American Newspaper Publishers Association

National Institute of Municipal Law and National League of Cities

Opinion - Lower Court
Plain Dealer Pub. Co. v. City of Lakewood, 794 F.2d 1139
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