No. 00-1249.

534 U.S. 316 (2002)

122 S.Ct. 775

151 L.Ed.2d 783


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 15, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard L. Wilson argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Wayne B. Giampietro and Michael J. Merrick.

David A. Strauss argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Steven A. Weiss.

James A. Feldman argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae urging affirmance. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Olson, Acting Assistant Attorney General Schiffer, Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler, Stephanie R. Marcus, William G. Myers III, and Randolph J. Myers.*

Scalia, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Justice Scalia, delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the question whether a municipal park ordinance requiring individuals to obtain a permit before conducting large-scale events must, consistent with the First Amendment, contain the procedural safeguards described in Freedman v. Maryland, 380 U.S. 51 (1965).


Respondent, the Chicago Park District...

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