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Hague v. C.I.O. ( docket #: 651) (1939)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Hague v. C.I.O.  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 02/27/1939
Decided 06/05/1939
Supreme Court Vote 5-2
Note Justices Frankfurter and Douglas took no part in the decision.
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
IssueWhether a city ordinance—which forbids public assembly in the streets or parks of the city without a permit—is an unconstitutional violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments’ freedoms of speech and assembly.
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Roberts, J. (joined by Black, J.)
Concurring Opinion Stone, J. ( joined by Reed, J.) & Hughes, C.J.
Dissenting Opinion McReynolds, J. (joined by Butler, J.)
Lower Court 3rd Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
For Petitioner
Charles Hershenstein

For Respondent
Morris L. Ernst

Opinion - Lower Court
Hague v. CIO, 101 F.2d 774 (3rd Cir., 1939)
"3000 Veternas Back Hague Fight on C.I.O.," New York Times, December 29, 1937, p. 14
"Baldwin Accuses Hague of Tyranny," New York Times, December 15, 1937, p. 3
"C.I.O. Jailings Upheld," New York Times, December 2, 1937, p. 12
"C.I.O. Maps Battle on New Jersey Ban," New York Times, December 3, 1937, p. 5
"C.I.O. Starts Suit To Test Hague Ban," New York Times, January, 8, 1938, p. 1
"Congressmen Aid C.I.O. in Hague Fight," New York Times, December 10, 1937, p. 1
"Hague Carries His C.I.O. Fight to the Nation," Washington Post, sect. X, p. 3
"Hague Inquiry Weighed," New York Times, December 15, 1937, p. 58
"Hague Is Defied By Meeting Call," New York Times, December 20, 1937, p. 8
"Hague Turns Down Place As Senator," New York Times, January 18, 1938, p. 2
"Jersey City C.I.O. Postpones Rally," New York Times, December 1, 1937, p. 2
"Jersey Police Again Route C.I.O.," New York Times, February 2, 1938, p. 11
"Lawlessness in Jersey City," Los Angeles Times, December 22, 1937, sect. A, p. 2
"Mr. Hague Says He Will Keep up Fight to Bar Red 'Elements' From Jersey City," New York Times, December 10, 1937, p. 16
"Police Break Up C.I.O. Strike in New Jersey," Chicago Daily Tribune, p. 2
"Police of Jersey City Drive Out Forty CIO Organizers," Chicago Daily Tribune, November 30, 1937, p. 2
"Texts of Five Opinions by the Supreme Court Ruling Against Mayor Hague and Jersey City," New York Times, June 6, 1939, p. 18
"We Don't Want Them Here," New York Times, December 29, 1937, p. 20
"Workers Told Jersey City Is Defying U.S," The Washington Post, December 22, 1937, p. 13
"Hague Rights," New York Times, December 3, 1937, p. 22
"I am the Law," New York Times, December 17, 1937, p. 24
"If the C.I.O. Ruled," Washington Post, January 21, 1938, sect. X, p. 9
"In Hague's Bailiwick," Washington Post, January 5, 1938, sect. X, p. 7
"Jersey City's Dictator," Washington Post, January 23, 1938, sect. B, p. 8
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