55 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 109 (1986-1987)
Trashing of the Public Forum: Problems in First Amendment Analysis

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The Trashing of the Public Forum:
Problems in First Amendment Analysis*
C. Thomas Dienes**
At the close of its October 1984 Term, the Supreme Court de-
cided Cornelius v. NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund,
Inc.' In a four to three decision, the Court upheld viewpoint-
neutral exclusion of legal defense and political advocacy groups
from participation in a federally sponsored charitable fund drive
* This Commentary is based upon a lecture sponsored by the George
Washington Law Review and delivered to students at the George Washington
University National Law Center in the spring of 1986.
** Professor of Law, George Washington University National Law Center. B.S.
1961, Loyola University, Chicago; J.D. 1964, Northwestern University; Ph.D. 1968,
Northwestern University. The author wishes to express his appreciation to Dean
Jerome Barron, Professor Beth Nolan, and Mitchell Tilner, a teaching fellow at the
National Law Center, for their review of this Commentary.
1. 473 U.S. 788 (1985). The Court has recently accepted another public-forum
case for review, involving access to public airports. See Jews for Jesus, Inc. v. Board of
Airport Comm'rs, 785 F.2d 791 (9th Cir.), cert. granted, 107 S. Ct. 61 (1986).
November 1986 Vol. 55 No. 1

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