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Does writing on T-shirt qualify under free speech

Allen, TX |

My teammate and i have started an organization promoting jetski racing. There is already a promoter in texas that is doing this but does a poor job at it. I showed up to one of his races yesterday with a T-shirt from our organization that had our logo on the front and STAFF on the back. He informed me that i can either turn the shirt inside out or take it off or i will be escorted off the property. He can't legally do that right?

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Filed under: Freedom of speech
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The first amendment only restricts the government, not private actors. If you show up at my law firm with a shirt on that I don't like, I can ask you to leave and it doesn't violate your first amendment rights because... I am not the government.

Robert Guest is a Kaufman County Criminal Defense Lawyer with offices is Forney, Texas, Irving, Texas and Kaufman, Texas. These answers are not legal advice. We do not have an attorney-client relationship, and my use of Avvo is not intended to form an attonrey-client relationship. Avvo is a limited forum and should never be used as a replacement for a consultation with a local attorney.

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