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To the lay observer, it appeared that Stubbs and the Forsyth County ordinance were in deep trouble. I thought Stubbs had acquitted himself A Workman-like Performance | 31 reasonably well, given the dif‹cult hand he had to play. The justices appeared skeptical, but they did not beat Stubbs up as they have with other lawyers who make larger mistakes, such as not being familiar with the lower court record or using oral argument to advance political or social agendas. The justices recognize that every case has a winning side and a losing side, and they accord respect to lawyers doing their best on either side.
I mean, would he have been as generous if this were a Communist Party demonstration or some other group? What kind of an ordinance is that, anyway? mr. stubbs: I think the generosity was an attempt to avoid what has happened, to coming up here, and not out of agreement with the message by any means. justice scalia: Well, how do we know that? I should think you have to charge all groups on some ‹xed basis and not—you make the point in your brief as though it is a point in your favor that you didn’t charge the full amount that could have been charged.
Souter exposed (what seemed to me as) the greatest constitutional in‹rmities in the Forsyth County ordinance. Souter was troubled that the county’s sliding scale fee, based at least in part on what it might cost the county to police the event, might have the unhealthy effect of ‹ltering out those with unpopular or otherwise controversial messages. justice souter: So, that on your view, you could have had an ordinance that would have allowed you to charge seven hundred thousand dollars for the civil rights demonstrations or parades in the earlier instances?