Facial Insufficiency: Selective Enforcement of the 1845 Mask Law

First Amendment Area

First Amendement Area

Facial Insufficiency: Political Street Performance In New York City and the Selective Enforcement of the 1845 Mask Law,
in TDR:  The Drama Review, 47: 4 (Winter 2003): 75-84.

When the Giuliani Administration dusts off a law from 1845 to start arresting creative activists for wearing masks in their street theatre, the resultant legal struggle raises larger questions about the right to peaceable assembly and the increasing privatization and regulation of public space.

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