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News & Observer Publ'g. Co. v. Raleigh-Durham Airport Auth., 09-1010

In newspaper publishers' First Amendment challenge to a public airport's total ban on newspaper racks inside its terminals, grant of summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs is affirmed as the government interests asserted to justify the total ban do not counterbalance its significant restriction on protected expression.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 10/27/2009
  • Decided 03/12/2010
  • Published 03/12/2010


  • Before WILKINSON, DUNCAN, and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fourth Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • ARGUED:James P. McLoughlin, Jr., Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte, North Carolina, for Appellant. John Adam Bussian, III, The Bussian Law Firm, PLLC, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellees. ON BRIEF:John A. Zaloom, David E. Fox, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, for Appellant. Mark J. Prak, Charles E. Coble, Eric M. David, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, Raleigh, North Carolina, for Appellees.