Reply To: Packingham: Unanimous Court strikes NC’s social media ban

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Jeremy Heady

Something else I hadn’t considered in my response:

“equivalent to streets and parks”

This decision said this phrase more than once rather than referencing the “public square” as they often do in first amendment cases. If first amendment protections extend to parks, could this be used to strike down park banishment ordinances around the country? My location does not have such an ordinance, but I couldn’t imagine not being able to take my own kids to the park. These are usually local ordinances. If parks are protected avenues of free speech, then these laws are unconstitutional, right? Right???