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Constitutional Law Keyed to Barnett
Ward v. Rock Against Racism
Citation:491 U.S. 781 (1989)
In New York City’s Central Park, there is a bandshell where music is performed and speeches are projected. New York City had a regulation that required performers to use sound-amplification equipment that was provided by the city. The sponsor of a rock concert challenged the regulation, arguing that it was unconstitutional restriction of speech under the First Amendment.
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