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National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley

Docket No.: 97-371
Argued: March 31, 1998
Decided: June 25, 1998

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, Miscellaneous, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Privacy Act, immigration, patent

Petitioner: National Endowment for the Arts
Respondent: Finley

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 100 F.3d 671
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 569 (1998)
Question:

Are the statutory funding guidelines requiring the NEA to consider artistic excellence, merit, and general standards of "decency and respect," overly vague and conducive of viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment's freedom of expression guarantees?

National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 31, 1998

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for National Endowment for the Arts, 1 vote(s) against

National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley
Case Documents

1Opinion in National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley
2Opinion in National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley
Additional documents for this case are pending review.