Stromberg v. California

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Stromberg v. California by Charles Evans Hughes

Stromberg v. California, 283 U.S. 359 (1931) was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled 7-2 that a 1919 California statute banning red flags was unconstitutional because it violated the Fourteenth Amendment. This decision is considered a landmark in the history of First Amendment constitutional law, as it was one of the first cases where the Court extended the Fourteenth Amendment to include a protection of the substance of the First Amendment, in this case symbolic speech, from state infringement. Excerpted from Stromberg v. California on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

283 U.S. 359

Stromberg  v.  California

Supreme Court of Georgia

No. 584  Argued: April 15, 1931. --- Decided: May 18, 1931

Mr. John Beardsley, of Los Angeles, Cal., for appellant.

Mr. John D. Richer, of Los Angeles, Cal., for the People of the State of California.

Mr. Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.


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