Can a store ask a customer to leave because they handed out religious information? 11 Answers as of August 25, 2015

Can a store ask a customer to leave because they handed out religious information?

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Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
That would be a yes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/25/2015
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Absolutely. You do not have the right to go onto someone else' property and do things without permission. Besides, why do you feel so superior about your beliefs that you can try to stuff them down other people's throats? You are no different than the Islamists who are creating so much problem in the Middle East.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/21/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Yes, if it interferes with their conduct of business. Passing out literature of any type is covered by the First Amendment protections of free speech, but inside the business thee owner is able to regulate what occurs. Out side the entrance you have much more ability to engage in free speech acts. The exact boundaries of what is allowed is vague, but handing out documents on the public sidewalk is normally permitted, especially in malls.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/21/2015
Adler Law Group, LLC
Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
Yes. A store is private property. They have a right to limit access to people particularly those who are not their customers.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 8/21/2015
Law Office of Lisa Hurtado McDonnell | Lisa Hurtado McDonnell
Yes, it their store and they can restrict free speech in their store.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 8/20/2015
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