NYC Art-Sale Crackdown Didn't Violate Free Speech: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that New York City didn't violate the First Amendment when it passed restrictions on selling artwork in Central Park and certain other busy public areas.

The appeals court said the rules — which were enacted in 2010 in response to an increase in stalls selling “expressive matter” such as art and photographs — were tailored narrowly enough to avoid any free speech concerns.

The rules apply to all vendors regardless of content, and only restricted access to the city's busiest locations...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lederman v. New York City Department of Pa

Case Number



Appellate - 2nd Circuit

Nature of Suit


Date Filed

October 24, 2012


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