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Ohralik v. Ohio State Bar Assn. (docket #: 76-1650) (1978)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 01/16/1978
Decided 5/30/1978
Supreme Court Vote 6-2-0
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
IssueWhether the Bar, acting with state authorization, constitutionally may discipline a lawyer for soliciting clients in person, for pecuniary gain, under circumstances likely to pose dangers that the State has a right to prevent.
Majority Opinion Powell, J. (Brennan, J. not participating)
Concurring Opinion Marshall, J., (concurring in part and in judgment) & Renhquist J. (concurring in judgment)
Lower Court Ohio Supreme Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
For Petitioner
Eugene Gressman

For Respondent
Eugene Gressman

For Amicus
Girardeau A. Spann and Alan B. Morrison for Public Citizen et al. (for petitioner)

William B. Spann, Jr., and H. Blair White for the American Bar Assn. (for respondent)

Opinion - Lower Court
48 Ohio St. 2d 217, 357 N. E. 2d 1097
Brody, Steven G. & Johnson, Bruce E.H., ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL SPEECH: A FIRST AMENDMENT GUIDE (2nd ed., 2006) §3:9
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