Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution
Shopping Malls and the First Amendment
SUNY Press 2015
Anthony Maniscalco is the author of Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution: Shopping Malls and the First Amendment (SUNY Press, 2015). Maniscalco is the director of the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs at the City University of New York.
What can you say in a shopping mall? Maniscalco finds not that much, or at least not as much as you were in the past. Public Spaces traces the legal history of how the courts have interpreted balanced the property rights of shopping place owners with the first amendment rights of patrons. The book offers a new vision for how public spaces might be reimagined to re-emphasize public debate and discussion in shopping malls and places of commerce.