RESPONDENT: International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc.
LOCATION: DeKalb County School System
DOCKET NO.: 91-339
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1991-1993)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
CITATION: 505 US 830 (1992)
ARGUED: Mar 25, 1992
DECIDED: Jun 26, 1992
Arthur P. Berg - Argued the cause for the petitioner
Barry A. Fisher - Argued the cause for the respondents
Facts of the case
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey banned the distribution of flyers, brochures, pamphlets and other printed material at its airport terminals. Members of a religious group wanted to perform a ritual involving the distibution of literature at these airports. The group challenged the regulation on free expression and and free exercise grounds of the First Amendment.
Does the regulation banning the distribution of literature at airports violate the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment?