Flower v. United States
407 U.S. 197 (1972)

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Flower v. United States, 407 U.S. 197 (1972)

Flower v. United States

No. 71-1180

Decided June 12, 1972

407 U.S. 197

Syllabus

Application of 18 U.S.C. § 1382, proscribing the reentry onto a military post of a person who has been removed therefrom or ordered by an officer not to reenter, held violative of First Amendment rights as applied when petitioner, a civilian who had previously been barred from the post, was arrested after reentry while quietly distributing leaflets on a public street extensively used by civilians as well as military personnel that runs through Fort Sam Houston, an open military post.

Certiorari granted; 452 F.2d 80, reversed and remanded.

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