Jefferson Memorial flash mob

August 5, 2011

  • 393 United States
  • 393II Property
  • 393k57 k. Control, Regulation, and Use of Public Property, Buildings, and Places.

393 United StatesArrestee’s conduct of dancing inside Jefferson Memorial along with 17 companions, each listening to music on headphones and dancing in place, constituted demonstration, within meaning of National Park Service Regulation prohibiting demonstrations at Jefferson Memorial, since it stood out as type of performance, creating its own center of attention and distracting from atmosphere of solemn commemoration that regulations were designed to preserve.
Oberwetter v. Hilliard, 639 F.3d 545 (D.C. Cir. 2011)

Suggested by Marie Erickson, Head of Public Services; Law Library of Louisiana; New Orleans, LA