JSG Boggs: Value in Communication of Ideas

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The image of money is a powerful, expressive symbol, of significant value” in the communication of ideas. Id. “It is, to state the obvious, a particularly effective symbol for the communication of ideas about money itself.” Id. It is clear that plaintiff uses his illustrations of money to illustrate and question “the meaning and uses of art and money in everyday life.” Boggs’ Aff. 7. Boggs’ use of illustrations of money are “intimately related to the expression and communication of [his] ideas.” Time, Inc. v. Regan, 539 F. Supp. at 1383. The publication or printing of illustrations of United States currency is protected speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution. Therefore, Mr. Boggs has a First Amendment right to create illustrations of United States currency absent constitutionally permissible overriding considerations.
Boggs v. Bowron, U.S. District Court, Washington D.C. Decided November 6, 1998 No. 97-5313

The image of money is a powerful, expressive symbol, of significant value in the communication of ideas. It is, to state the obvious, a particularly effective symbol for the communication of ideas about money itself
— Boggs v. Bowron, U.S. District Court

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