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Weise v. Casper, No. 09-1085

In a Bivens action based on the exclusion of plaintiffs, by volunteers acting under government supervision, from a speech by then-President Bush, dismissal of the complaint based on qualified immunity is affirmed where plaintiffs failed to identify any First Amendment doctrine that prohibited the government from excluding them from an official speech on private property.

Read Weise v. Casper, No. 09-1085

Appellate Information

Filed January 27, 2010


Opinion by Judge Kelly


For Appellants:

Christopher Hansen and Catherine Crump of American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY

For Appellees:

Sean Gallagher and Dugan Bliss, Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., Denver, CO

Brett Lilly, Brett R. Lilly, L.L.C.,Wheat Ridge, CO