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Norse v. City of Santa Cruz, No. 07-15814

In a First Amendment action based on plaintiff's ejection from city council meetings, judgment for defendants is affirmed where the ejection was not on account of any permissible expression of a point of view, and plaintiff was protesting the good faith efforts of the chairperson to enforce the council's rules.

Read Norse v. City of Santa Cruz, No. 07-15814

Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted August 3, 2009

Filed November 2, 2009


Opinion by Judge Bea


For Appellants:

Lanny J. Davis, Garret G. Rasmussen, Adam W. Goldberg, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, DC

For Appellees:

Samuel A. Keesal, Jr., Ben Suter, Robert J. Bocko, Keesal, Young & Logan, San Francisco, CA