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Keister v. Bell

ADF urges US Supreme Court to uphold freedom of speech on public sidewalks

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University of Alabama officials banned Mr. Rodney Keister from engaging in religious speech on a sidewalk that ran along public streets and also happened to border several university buildings. Officials told Mr. Keister he could not engage in that speech without providing a 10-day notice and obtaining a permit.

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John Bursch
John Bursch
Senior Counsel, Vice President of Appellate Advocacy
John Bursch is senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy with Alliance Defending Freedom.