Constitutional Law Keyed to Stone
Adderley v. Florida
The student protesters went to the entrance of the jail where their classmates where held and were informed by a deputy sheriff that they were blocking the entrance and would have to move away. The protestors moved back part of the way, where they stood or sat, singing, clapping and dancing. The jail entrance in question was not normally used by the public, but, rather, by the sheriff’s department for transporting prisoners and by commercial businesses for servicing the jail. Even after the partial retreat, the protestors continued to block vehicular passage over the driveway. Shortly thereafter, the county sheriff tried to persuade the students to leave. When this failed, he ordered them to leave and told them that if they did not leave within 10 minutes, they would be arrested. After this warning, some of the protestors left, but 107, including the Petitioners, Adderley and others (Petitioners), remained and were arrested. They were convicted of violating a Florida statute d eclaring unlawful “every trespass upon the property of another, committed with a malicious and mischievous intent.”
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