Friday, May 23, 2014

People v. Saul case brief summary

People v. Saul (2004)
§  Issue: whether Ds can sell playing cards with war heroes on on the street without a permit. Are the cards art?
·         NO!
·         NY wants to help artists by not enforcing the law that require the permits
§  Reasoning
·         “There is nothing artistically noteworthy about the photographic images on the cards, nor do they constitute the seller’s own artistic endeavor”
·         The cards were defined as a collectible, which is distinguishable from art. Collectibles are merchandise and is not entitled first amendment protection. [collectibles are like mini statue of libertys]

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