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Constitutional Law Keyed to Varat
City of Houston, Texas v. Hill
Citation:482 U.S. 451, 107 S.Ct. 2502, 96 L.Ed.2d 398 (1987).
Plaintiff observed his friend intentionally stopping traffic on a busy street to enable another vehicle to enter traffic. Two Houston police officers approached the friend and Plaintiff began shouting at the officers in an attempt to divert their attention. Plaintiff was arrested under a Houston ordinance which prohibited the willful and intentional interruption of a police officer by verbal challenge during an investigation. After being acquitted, Plaintiff brought suit, seeking a declaratory judgement that the ordinance was unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
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