First Amendment topicsAbout the First Amendment
 
Valentine v. Chrestensen (docket #: 707) (1942)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 03/31/1942
Decided 4/13/1942
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Roberts, J.
Lower Court 2nd Circuit
Lower Court Ruling Free speech claim affirmed.
Lawyers
For Petitioner
William C. Chanler, of New York City

For Respondent
Walter W. Land, of New York

Opinion - Lower Court
Chrestensen v. Valentine, 122 F.2d 511 (2nd Cir., 1941) (2-1 ruling)
Chrestensen v. Valentine, 34 F.Supp. 596 (F. Dist. Ct., 1941)
Other
Brody, Steven G. & Johnson, Bruce E.H., ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL SPEECH: A FIRST AMENDMENT GUIDE (2ND ED., 2006) §1:3.1, §3:2
First Amendment Online, Image of Handbill circulated in case

Hudson, Jr., David L., "Kozinski on ComSpeech: Scholar 'Hopeful' as He Turns Up Heat"

Kozinski, Alex, & Banner, Stuart, "Who's Afraid of Commercial Speech?," 76 Virginia Law Review 627 (1990)
Redish, Martin, MONEY TALKS: SPEECH, ECONOMIC POWER, & THE VALUES OF DEMOCRACY (2001), pp. 14-62
Overruled By Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Inc.
 SEARCH MORE
About this site
About the First Amendment
About the First Amendment Center
Video/RSS/podcasts
First Amendment programs
State of the First Amendment
reports

First Reports
Supreme Court
Experts
Columnists
First Amendment publications
First Amendment Center history
Glossary
Freedom Sings™
Events
First Amendment
Schools

Congressional Research Service reports
Guest editorials
FOI material
The First Amendment
Library

Lesson plans
freedomforum.org
Newseum
Contact us
Privacy statement
Related links