Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Lloyd Corp. v. Tanner
The Petitioner, Lloyd Corp., Ltd. (Plaintiff), owns a sixty commercial tenant shopping mall including all land and buildings on a fifty acre lot. Public streets and sidewalks bound the mall on each side. For the eight years prior to this incident, Petitioner instituted and upheld a policy strictly forbidding the distribution of flyers (handbills) on the mall premises. On November 14, 1968, Respondent and 5 others entered the mall and began distributing invitations to mall shoppers. This was done in a quiet and orderly fashion. However, one customer complained. As a result, mall security told the Respondents that they were trespassing and would be arrested unless they left the premises. Respondents quietly left the premises and began distributing their handbills from the public sidewalks and streets surrounding the mall.
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