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Terminiello v. Chicago (Doc. #: 272) (1949)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 02/01/1949
Decided 05-16-1949
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Douglas, J.
Dissenting Opinion Jackson, J. (joined by Burton, J.), & Frankfurter, J. (joined by Jackson, J. & Burton, J.), & Vinson, C.J.
Lower Court Illinois Supreme Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Albert W. Dilling

For Respondent
L. Louis Karton

News Stories & Commentary
Edwards, Willard, "Terminiello Wins High Court Plea; Chicago Fine Set Aside," Chicago Tribune, May 17, 1949, p. 1
Krock, Arthur, "In The Nation; The Split-Court Decision on Free Speech," New York Times, May 19, 1949, p. 28
Roberts, Chalmers, "Supreme Court Divides 5-to-4 On Freedom of Speech Case; Supreme Court Divides 5-to-4 in Freedom of Speech Case," Washington Post, May 17, 1949, p. 1
Woods, Lewis, "High Court for Free Speech Even When It Stirs Unrest; Holds, 5-4, in Terminiello Case Words Can't Be Curbed Though They Enrage People," New York Times, May 17, 1949, p. 1
Other
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES & POLICIES (2002), sect., 11.3.3.3, pp. 974-975
Murphy, Bruce Allen, WILD BILL: THE LEGEND & LIFE OF WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS (2003), pp. 267-268, 302
Pritchett, C. Herman, CIVIL LIBERTIES & THE VINSON COURT (1954), pp. 58-61, 215, 249
Simon, James F., INDEPENDENT JOURNEY: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS (1980), pp. 254-256
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