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U.S. v. O’Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968)
Miller v. California, 413 U.S 15 (1973)

Lahme v. University of Southwestern Louisiana, 692 So. 2d 541 (La. Ct. App.), cert. denied, 693 So. 2d 788 (La. 1997)
Piarowski v. Illinois Community College, 759 F.2d 625 (7th Cir. 1985)
Close v. Lederle, 424 F.2d 988 (1st Cir. 1970)

Hoffman, Barbara, “Law for Art’s Sake in the Public Realm,” VLA Journal of Law and the Arts, fall 1991
Mach, Daniel, “The Bold and the Beautiful: Art, Public Spaces, and the First Amendment,” New York University Law Review, May 1997
O’Neil, Robert M., “Artistic Freedom and Academic Freedom,” Law & Contemporary Problems, summer 1990

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