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Constitutional Law Keyed to Farber
United States v. Grace
Citation:461 U.S. 171 (1983)
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The Court was presented with the case in which the respondent alleged that the federal law that prohibits the display of any flag, banner, or device designed or adapted to bringing into public notice any party, organization or movement in the U.S. Supreme Court building and on its ground violate the First Amendment. The government stated that the purpose of the law was to provide for the protection of the building and grounds and of the persons and property therein as well as the maintenance of proper order and decorum.
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