limited public forum

noun

Legal Definition of limited public forum

: a public forum created by the government voluntarily for expressive activity that may be restricted as to subject matter or class of speaker

called also limited forum, limited open forum

— compare open forum, public forum

Note: The restriction of a limited public forum must be able to withstand strict judicial scrutiny of its effect on First Amendment rights.

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“Limited public forum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/limited%20public%20forum. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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