“First Amendment Activities” protected in Front of Shopping Centers
The First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, & to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Pruneyard Shopping Center v. Robins: In California, any building that has “3 more businesses within the same building” is legally considered a “shopping center” (whether or not they want to be). In front of any shopping center, so long as a person is not blocking the flow of traffic or impeding on their ability to conduct business, we have the right to utilize our First Amendment Right. “Political expression” INCLUDES *art*. Be creative. Be respectful. Be factual. Carry your petitions AND print this law to have it with you to show the officers. Have someone film it & lifestream the process, & if they Peace Officer arrests you & knowingly violates the state law, you can sue them in court.. Purchase a really great re-usable cup from our online store to set a good example to other regarding resource ethics & to join The Zero-Trash Commitment.
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