Lloyd Corp. v. Tanner
United States Supreme Court
407 U.S. 551 (1972)
Lloyd Corp. (defendant) owned a large shopping mall occupied by hundreds of stores. The area was completely enclosed with landscaped “malls” running throughout. Tanner (plaintiff) was a member of a group that passed out handbills on one of the malls on Lloyd’s property. The handbills invited members of the general public to a meeting of the “Resistance Community” to protest the draft and the Vietnam War. A customer complained, and a security guard told plaintiffs they would be arrested for trespassing if they did not leave. Tanner filed suit in district court, which held that the shopping mall’s policies violated their First Amendment rights. The court of appeals affirmed, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Powell, J.)
Dissent (Marshall, J.)
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