1980 Part One
The expansion of individual liberties by courts interpreting state constitutions more broadly than the Federal Constitution has been a significant trend in recent years. In the area of free speech, the Supreme Court of California recently held that the California Constitution protects speech-related activities in shopping malls, subject to reasonable regulation. The United States Supreme Court found adequate state grounds to uphold that decision in PruneYard Shopping Center v. Robins, although the Federal Constitution does not extend so far. The author examines the series of cases culminating in PruneYard and discusses its relevance to Florida law.
Steven D. Pigeon,
Freedom of Speech: The Florida Implications of PruneYard Shopping Center v. Robins,
35 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol35/iss3/5