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Talley v. California (docket #: 154) (1960)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 01/13/1960
Decided 3/7/1960
Supreme Court Vote 5-1-3
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
 
IssueWhether a Los Angeles city ordinance forbidding distribution of anonymous handbills violated the First Amendment.
Majority Opinion Black, J.
Concurring Opinion Harlan, J.
Dissenting Opinion Clark, J. (joined by Frankfurter, J. & Whittaker, J.)
Lower Court Cal. App. Dep't Super. Ct.
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Lawyers
For Petitioner
A. L. Wirin and Hugh R. Manes

For Respondent
Philip E. Grey

Briefs
For Amicus
Shad Polier, Will Maslow, Leo Pfeffer and Joseph B. Robison for the American Jewish Congress (for petitioner)

Ruling - Lower Court
172 Cal. App. 2d Supp. 797; 332 P.2d 447
News
"Supreme Court Actions," The New York Times, March 8, 1960, p. 21
Other
Reeder, Frank G. "Prohibitions on the Publication or Distribution of Anonymous Campaign Literature," 60 Michigan Law Review 506 (1962)
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