Grosjean v. American Press Company

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Grosjean v. American Press Company
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Grosjean v. American Press Co., 297 U.S. 233 (1936), was a decision of the United States Supreme Court over a challenge to a separate sales tax on newspapers with circulation of over 20,000. The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found the tax to be an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.Excerpted from Grosjean v. American Press Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

297 U.S. 233

Grosjean  v.  American Press Company

 Argued: Jan. 13, 14, 1936. --- Decided: Feb 10, 1936

Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Messrs. Charles J. Rivet, of New Orleans, La., and Gaston L. Porterie, Atty. Gen., for appellant.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 234-236 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Esmond Phelps, of New Orleans, La., and Elisha Hanson, of Washington, D.C., for appellees.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 237-239 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.


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