With a collection of facts and case law interesting enough to attract at least one law school course packet, there's a living First Amendment theme park under development in Orlando, Florida, home to the vastly more intentional theme parks of Disney World, Epcot Center, and Universal Studios.
The City of Orlando in 2006 enacted an ordinance regulating serving food to groups of 25 or more in city parks. A permit is required, and those seeking permits are limited to two per year per city park. First Vagabonds Church of God, a Christian church, and Orlando Foods Not Bombs, "a loosely structured organization of political activists who share the view that society has a responsibility to provide food to all of its members," have persistently defied the ordinance, and have challenged the ordinance's constitutionality. The City has prevailed as far up as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, as late as April of this year. Here's the 2011 11th circuit opinion upholding the ordinance.
Although the ordinance has been upheld, the Orlando Sentinel reports that the attorney for Food Not Bombs is fighting the recent arrests of the group's members for violating the ordinance on the basis of the nature of the enforcement,citing a 2003 order from a state circuit judge that people charged with most misdemeanor violations of city ordinances should be issued a "notice to appear" and be released rather than arrested and booked.
Last but not least, the Orlando Sentinel reports that hackers shut down the Orlando Chamber of Commerce's web site for most of the day Monday and posted a "boycott Orlando" message on "a major theme park's Internet page" to protest the city's homeless policies.
Image: from YouTube video by Citizens Coalition for Police Accountability co-founder Tommy Frain & Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs