Vendor’s First Amendment Tune Falls Flat

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a First Amendment Free Speech claim by a company which wanted to have a presence at an annual “Band Night” so it could toot its own horn as a band instrument vendor to attract band parents and students as customers. The Sixth Circuit rejected the viewpoint discrimination challenge to the school’s preferred-vendor policy, concluding that the preferred-vendor policy was reasonable and finding no violation of the First Amendment.

To read the opinion, click here:  http://www.opn.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/19a0026n-06.pdf