Terminiello v. Chicago

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Terminiello v. Chicago
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Terminiello v. City of Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that a "breach of peace" ordinance of the City of Chicago which banned speech which "stirs the public to anger, invites dispute, brings about a condition of unrest, or creates a disturbance" was unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Excerpted from Terminiello v. Chicago on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

337 U.S. 1

Terminiello  v.  Chicago

 Argued: Feb. 1, 1949. --- Decided: May 16, 1949

See 337 U.S. 934, 69 S.Ct. 1490.

Mr. Albert W. Dilling, of Chicago, Ill., for petitioner.

Mr. L. Louis Karton, of Chicago, Ill., for respondent.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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