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Grosjean v. American Press Co. (Doc. #: 303) (1936)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Grosjean v. American Press Co.  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 01/14/1936
Decided 02/10/1936
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
 
IssueWhether a state tax on ads in publications having a circulation of more than 20,000 copies a week violates the First Amendment.
Majority Opinion Sutherland, J.
Lower Court U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Charles J. Rivet & Gaston L. Porterie (for Appellants)

For Respondent
Esmond Phelps & Elisha Hanson (for Appellees)

Opinion - Lower Court
Grosjean v. American Prsss Co., 10 F.Supp. 161 (E.Dist. La, 1935)
Other
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES & POLICIES (2nd ed., 2002), sect. 11.6.2
Simon, Todd F., "All the News That's Fit to Tax," 21 Wake Forest Law Review 59 (1985)
Zuckman, Harvey, & Corn-Revere, Robert et al, MODERN COMMUNICATIONS LAW (1999), sect. 7.13, pp. 556-558
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