Brief Fact Summary. Respondent, Spock was a presidential candidate that wanted to enter a military base and distribute campaign literature.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. Military bases may constitutionally regulate speech because they are not non-public forums.
The crucial question is whether the manner of expression is basically incompatible with the normal activity of a particular place at a particular time.View Full Point of Law
Issue. Is the regulation of speech on a military base constitutional?
Held. Yes. The base is governmental property devoted to the training of soldiers; it is not a public forum.
Dissent. The main purpose of the base does not preclude it from adhering to the mandate of the 1st Amendment.
Discussion. The majority relies on the specific purpose and use of the military facility. It is not open to the public for all purposes and serves primarily as a training base for soldiers.