Wednesday, May 14, 2003

A trip to "Ms. Rogers' neighborhood"

In oral argument in the case of Virginia v. Hicks, one of the justices referred to the project from which the case arose as "Ms. Rogers' neighborhood", since Gloria Rogers got to decide who could be barred from the property.

Having now read the transcript, it sounds to me like the Virginia Supreme Court is going back to Ms. Rogers' neighborhood either to do a better job of explaining how it is that Mr. Hicks can assert the First Amendment issues on which the Va. S.Ct. hung its hat, or to address some of the seven other ways that Hicks' counsel Steven Benjamin claims the trespass ordinance is unconstitutional.

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