US APP. Nos. 75-2074, and 75-2208

984 534 FEDERAL REPORTER, 2d Series

Defendant was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, William B. Bryant, J., of violating federal regulation prohibiting a person from sleeping in a public park with intent to remain for more than four hours, and he appealed. The Court of Appeals held that federal regulation giving the superintendent of the park service authority to grant permission to sleep in public parks beyond time limit specified was violative of First Amendment as containing no narrow, objective, and definite standards to guide licensing authority so as to guard against danger of arbitrary action or de facto censorship of certain points of view.

Reversed. US APP. No. 75-2074

5/11/76 Final Order

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