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Sonnier v. Crain, 09-30186

In plaintiff's appeal from the denial of a preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin enforcement of a speech policy regulating the time, place and manner, and other matters relating to speech by non-students on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University, the order is affirmed in part where, given that there are instances in which the seven-day notice requirement may be necessary, the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the preliminary injunction for the facial challenge of the seven-day notice requirement. However, the order is reversed in part where, because of the unbridled discretion a security fee provision gave to the University, the district court abused its discretion in denying a preliminary injunction with regards to the security fee.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/27/2010
  • Published 07/28/2010


  • W. Eugene Davis


  • United States Fifth Circuit