Hurley v. Irish-American Gay Group of Boston
Significance, Parades Are Expression Too, Impact, Further Readings
John J. Hurley and South Boston Allied War Veterans Council
Irish-American Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston, et al.
That First Amendment Freedom of Speech protection extends to a private organizer's choice of which groups can participate in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade based on the content of their intended messages.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Chester Darling and Dwight G. Duncan
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter (writing for the Court), John Paul Stevens, Clarence Thomas
Date of Decision
19 June 1995
Upheld the parade organizer's claim and overturned two lower courts' decisions that banned the organizer's practice of excluding groups from parades due to the messages they express.
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