Cox v. Louisiana, 379 U.S. 536 (1965), was a United States Supreme Court case based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It held that a state government cannot employ "breach of the peace" statutes against protesters engaging in peaceable demonstrations that may potentially incite violence. Warning: template has been deprecated.— Excerpted from Cox v. Louisiana on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
United States Supreme Court
379 U.S. 536
Cox v. Louisiana
Argued: Oct. 21, 1964. --- Decided: Jan 18, 1965
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Carl Rachlin, New York City, for appellant.
Ralph L. Roy, Baton Rouge, La., for appellee.
Mr. Justice GOLDBERG delivered the opinion of the Court.
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