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Keister v. Bell

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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.


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. Bursch has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases and three dozen state supreme court cases, and he has successfully litigated six matters with at least $1 billion at stake.