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Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization

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Concurrence  Stone, joined by Reed
End date  1939
Concurrence  Hughes
Full case name  Frank Hague, Mayor, et al. v. Committee for Industrial Organization, et al.
Citations  307 U.S. 496 (more) 59 S. Ct. 954; 83 L. Ed. 1423; 1939 U.S. LEXIS 1067; 1 Lab. Cas. (CCH) P17,048; 4 L.R.R.M. 501
Prior history  Certiorari to the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Certiorari, 306 U.S. 624, to review a decree which modified and affirmed a decree of injunction, 25 F.2d 127, in a suit brought by individuals, unincorporated labor organizations, and a membership corporation, against officials of a municipality to restrain alleged violations of constitutional rights of free speech and of assembly.
Concurrence  Roberts, joined by Black
Ruling court  Supreme Court of the United States
People also search for  Schneider v. New Jersey

Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization, 307 U.S. 496 (1939), is a US labor law case decided by the United States Supreme Court.

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Facts

In Jersey City, New Jersey, Mayor Frank Hague had in 1937 used a city ordinance to prevent labor meetings in public places and stop the distribution of literature pertaining to the Committee for Industrial Organization's cause. He referred to the CIO as "communist."

Judgment

District and circuit courts ruled in favor of the CIO, which brought the suit against the mayor for these actions and which was represented by Morris L. Ernst, Spaulding Frazer, Lee Pressman and Benjamin Kaplan. Hague appealed to the Supreme Court which ruled against him and held that Hague's ban on political meetings violated the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly, and so the ordinances were void.

References

Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization Wikipedia


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