Kent v. Dulles

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Kent v. Dulles
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Kent v. Dulles 357 U.S. 116 (1958) is a landmark case on the right to travel and passport restrictions as they relate to First Amendment free speech rights. It is the first case in which the US Supreme Court makes a distinction between the constitutionally protected substantive due process freedom of movement and the right to travel abroad (subsequently characterized as "right to international travel," see also Califano v. Aznavorian relative to area restrictions/foreign policy, e.g., travel to Cuba and Haig v. Agee relative to personal restrictions/national security.) Excerpted from Kent v. Dulles on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

357 U.S. 116

Kent  v.  Dulles

 Argued: April 10, 1958. --- Decided: June 16, 1958

Mr. Leonard B. Boudin, New York City, for petitioners.

Mr. J. Lee Rankin, Sol. Gen., Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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