Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston
Since 1947, the South Boston Allied War Vets Council, a private organization, has received a permit to run the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Until 1992, the city permitted the group to use the city seal, provided printing services, and direct funding. In 1992, Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston (Respondent) was formed and requested access to march in the parade. Hurley (Petitioner) denied the request and Respondent obtained a court order for inclusion. In 1993, Respondent was again refused access and subsequently filed suit.
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