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Public Utilities Commission v. Pollak (docket #: 224) (1952)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 03/03/1952
Decided 5/26/1952
Supreme Court Vote 7-1
Note The case was combined with No. 295, Pollak et al. v. Public Utilities Commission of the District of Columbia et al., also on certiorari to the same court.
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
IssueWhether the operation of a radio service broadcasting music, commercials and announcements on public buses violates the freedoms of speech and privacy guaranteed to citizens by the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution.
Majority Opinion Burton J. (Frankfurter, J. not participating)
Concurring Opinion Black, J. (concurring in judgment)
Dissenting Opinion Douglas, J.
Lower Court Distict of Columbia Court of Appeals
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
For Petitioner
W. Theodore Pierson

For Respondent
Paul M. Segal

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