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The Nationalist Movement v. City of Boston case files (Parade case)

Identifier: 0700.026


  • 1994-1996


Historical note

The Nationalist Movement, a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of Mississippi, brought suit against the city for the denial for a permit to hold, what was called in their testimony, "a resurrected St. Patrick's Day Parade." The court determined that the City of Boston wrongfully denied a parade permit to the plaintiff organization because of the opinions and beliefs that it espouses. The City's application of its parade permit regulation denied the plaintiff rights guaranteed to it under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. In addition, the Court determined that the regulation was unconstitutional on its face, because it accords unlimited discretion to administrative officials to decide whether to grant or withhold a permit.


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