BOOS v. BARRY | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Case Overview

Legal Principle at Issue

Whether a law outlawing signs within 500 feet of a foreign embassy tending to bring the foreign government into "public odium " or "public disrepute" and gatherings that refuse to disperse violates the First Amendment.

Action

Affirmed and reversed (or vacated) in part. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.

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