One place where the everyday limits of extreme architectural narratives are provoked is the law. In the United States, where I have located the majority of my legal research to date, the courts, with respect to these architectural narratives, carry forward and build upon centuries-old contestations over property, publicity, and the right to free speech. In general, the challenges which appear at the intersection of free speech and private property rights constitute a rich terrain of spatial negotiations. The decisions of the US courts, from local to national jurisdictions, define a set of spatial limits and accommodations that construct the very idea of normative behavior. Everyday practices implicitly or explicitly measure themselves against such norms, choosing to respect the law, breach it, or legitimately challenge it. The legal constitution of space, via architectural representation and enclosure, geographic limits, behavioral proscriptions and normative representations, is a site where difference – in our case – difference between thematic narrative and everyday life – becomes contestational.