Public library could evict barefoot patron, despite claim that going barefoot was symbolic speech under First Amendmen

February 9, 2011

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268 Municipal CorporationsPublic library could evict barefoot patron, despite claim that going barefoot was symbolic speech under First Amendment; act did not manifest intent to convey particular message, likelihood was not great that onlookers would understand particular message, and to extent that conduct communicated individual preference for going barefoot, there was no statement on matter of public concern.
Neinast v. Bd. of Trustees of Columbus Metro. Library, 190 F. Supp. 2d 1040 (S.D. Ohio 2002)

Suggested by Ben Frisch, West Attorney-Editor