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Court Rejects First Amendment Challenge

On December 5, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana granted summary judgment for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority in a suit challenging the Authority’s rules on expressive activity.  Consistent with long-standing precedent that airports are non-public fora, the court found that the Authority’s rules requiring a permit and designating “free speech areas” at the Airport were reasonable and not overboard.