United States Seventh Circuit

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DOE v. CITY OF LAFAYETTE, 01-3624

A city may not constitutionally ban one of its citizens from public property based on its discovery of that individual's immoral thoughts. A lifetime ban on a sex offender from all park property violates the First Amendment.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/08/2004
  • Decided 06/27/2003
  • Published 06/27/2003

Judges

  • RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and POSNER, COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, RIPPLE, MANION, KANNE, ROVNER, DIANE P. WOOD, EVANS and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Kenneth J. Falk (Argued), Indiana Civil Liberties Union, Indianapolis, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jerome L. Withered (Argued), Withered & Corrigan, Lafayette, IN, for Defendant-Appellee.
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