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Case Summary for Valentine v. Chrestensen
The Court held: (1.) A municipal ordinance forbidding distribution in the streets of printed handbills bearing commercial advertising matter, held constitutional. (2.) A constitutional right to distribute in the streets handbills of printed commercial advertising matter, contrary to a municipal ordinance, can not be acquired by adding to the handbills matter of possible public interest which by itself might be privileged but which is added with the purpose of evading the prohibition of the ordinance with respect to the advertising matter.
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