facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Court strikes down mall talk rules

Aug. 17, 2010 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A California appeals court struck down a mall's rules banning strangers from talking about subjects other than the mall while inside the facility.

A three-judge 3rd District Court of Appeals panel issued a 43-page opinion Wednesday describing the rules, which ban the unacquainted for discussing anything other than Roseville's Westfield Galleria mall and its stores while in the mall, as "unconstitutional on their face" due to violations of free speech as outlined in the California Constitution, the Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday.

The mall's rules, which were previously upheld by Placer Superior Court Judge Larry Gaddis, allow for conversations between two strangers on non-mall related topics only if an application is submitted 4 days in advance and approved by officials.

"We are reviewing the court's decision and will consider our options, including appeal to the California Supreme Court," Westfield spokeswoman Katy Dickey said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home New Zealand woman: Airplane dumped human waste on home
2
Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers Watch: 'Bra cam' gives boob's-eye-view of oglers
3
Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's Batman burger comes to Hong Kong McDonald's
4
Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza
5
Deer struck by roller coaster at Lightwater Valley them park Deer struck by roller coaster at Lightwater Valley them park
Trending News
x
Feedback