Three Expo Events, LLC v. City of Dallas, Texas

Responding to the concerns of “aroused citizens,” Dallas officials prohibit convention center from contracting with company that stages “love- and sex-themed” conventions. The company sues. City: We prohibited the convention center only from contracting with the company—we didn’t say anything about contracting with the company’s wholly owned subsidiary that was meant to stage this particular convention. Fifth Circuit (over a dissent): Nice try. The company has standing to sue.

Tags: 2018, Bill of Attainder Clause, Equal Protection, Fifth Circuit, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Standing

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