Nos. 11-35914, 11-35931.

781 F.3d 489 (2015)

SEATTLE MIDEAST AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, a Washington non-profit corporation, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. King COUNTY, a municipal corporation, Defendant-Appellee. Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, a Washington non-profit corporation, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. King County, a municipal corporation, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed March 18, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Venkat Balasubramani (argued), Focal PLLC, Seattle, WA; Jeffrey C. Grant , Skellenger Bender, P.S., Seattle, WA; Sarah A. Dunne , Vanessa T. Hernandez , M. Rose Spidell , La Rond Marie Baker , ACLU of Washington Foundation, Seattle, WA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Endel R. Kolde (argued), Daniel T. Satterberg , Cynthia S.C. Gannett , Jennifer Ritchie , King County Prosecutor's Office, Seattle, WA, for Defendant-Appellee.

Steven A. Reisler , Steven A. Reisler, PLLC, Seattle, WA, for Amicus Curiae National Lawyers Guild-Seattle Chapter.

Before: Alex Kozinski, Morgan Christen, and Paul J. Watford, Circuit Judges.


The Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign (SeaMAC) submitted an advertisement to run on King County Metro buses in the Seattle metropolitan area. After initially accepting the ad, the County revoked its approval, concluding that displaying the ad would likely result in vandalism and violence disruptive to the...

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