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Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn (Docket #: 73-938) (1975)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 11/11/1974
Decided 03/03/1975
Supreme Court Vote 8-1
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained
 
IssueDid the Georgia law violate the freedom of the press as protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments?
Majority Opinion White, J. (joined by Brennan, Stewart, Marshall, Blackmun, and Powell, JJ.)
Concurring Opinion Powell, J. (joined by Burger, C.J.) & Douglas, J.
Dissenting Opinion Rehnquist, J.
Lower Court Georgia Superior Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Kirk M. McAlpin

For Respondent
Stephen A. Land

Briefs
For Petitioner
Joseph R. Bankoff

For Amicus
Arthur K. Bolton, Attorney General, Robert S. Stubbs II, Executive Assistant Attorney General, and Don A. Langham and Alfred L. Evans, Jr., Assistant Attorneys General, for the State of Georgia

Multimedia, Inc.

Opinion - Lower Court
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, 231 Ga. 60, 200 S.E.2d 127
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