Magic Mike and the Illusion of Fair Rules in Public Urban Space

In this post, we consider the case of Berger v City of Seattle, which concerned the use of the Seattle Center by Magic Mike, a street performer. The case raised questions of the rules which govern public urban space. We compare the majority and minority opinions, illustrating their different approaches to these rules, and in so doing, to the making and shaping of public urban space.

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"No Control, she doesn't want to move. She says it's a human rights issue." Developing the Right to Freedom of Movement within a spatial context

This is the first in a series of posts which considers the constitutionally-protected right to freedom of movement in light of gating and private policing practices. This post in particular argues in favor of develping the right to freedom of movement within a spatial prism.

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