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Amalgamated Food Employees Union v. Logan Valley Plaza, Inc. (docket #: 478) (1968)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Amalgamated Food Employees Union v. Logan Valley Plaza, Inc.  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 03/14/1968
Decided 05/20/1968
Supreme Court Vote 6-3
Note This is widely considered Justice Thurgood Marshall's first major opinion.
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
 
IssueWhether large shopping plazas are "public forums" where all citizens have a First Amendment right to petition and engage in peaceful expression.
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Marshall, J.
Concurring Opinion Douglas, J.
Dissenting Opinion Black, J. & Harlan, J. & White, J.
Certiorari Granted 10/23/1967
Lower Court Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied.
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Bernard Dunau

For Respondent
Robert Lewis

Opinion - Lower Court
Logan Valley Plaza, Inc. v. Amalgamated Food Employees Union Local 509, 227 A.2d 874, (Pa., 1967)
News
"Court to Hear Issue of Store Picketing," New York Times, October 24, 1967, p. 32
"High Court Backs Individual Rights," The Washington Post, May 21, 1968, p. A1
Commentary
"Shopping Center Picketing," The Washington Post, May 22, 1968, p. A20
Overruled By Hudgens v. NLRB
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