all over the web you can find the sentence "If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity." cited as a Supreme Court decision on the case Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262, but if you search the actual text, you will find no matching text.

however, you do find many similar assertions, this one the first in the list: "A law subjecting the right of free expression in publicly owned places to the prior restraint of a license, without narrow, objective, and definite standards is unconstitutional, and a person faced with such a law may ignore it and exercise his First Amendment rights. Pp. 150-151."

why can't people just post the actual text, and let people extrapolate from it as they wish?

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