@UMDLaw Constitutional law expert available for immediate June 18 SCOTUS ruling commentary

Article ID: 635926

Released: 18-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Maryland, Baltimore

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  • Mark Graber, JD

Maryland Cary Law Constitutional Law Expert Mark Graber Available for Immediate Commentary on June 18 SCOTUS Decisions

Mark Graber, the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is available for immediate interviews and commentary on the June 18 Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona and Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

For Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., the Supreme Court just ruled that the state of Texas can prohibit vanity license plates that contain the image of the Confederate battle flag. The group Sons of Confederate Veterans had challenged the state of Texas contending that blocking their vanity plates violated the group’s free speech.

For Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, the court rules that the town of Reed violated a local church’s free speech by preventing it from posting signs announcing its worship services. The case involved the difference between “ideological” signs and “political” signs posted in public places.

Graber is the author of A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism and American Constitutionalism: Structures and Powers and American Constitutionalism: Rights and Powers (both from Oxford University Press).


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