De Jonge v. Oregon
Significance, Court Finds Freedom Of Assembly Protected From State Infringement
Dirk De Jonge
State of Oregon
That an Oregon statute outlawing criminal syndicalism, the advocacy of change of government or business ownership by violence or other unlawful means, violates the right to freedom of assembly, which is protected by the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Osmond K. Fraenkel
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Maurice E. Tarshis
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes (writing for the Court), James Clark McReynolds, Owen Josephus Roberts, George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter
None (Harlan Fiske Stone did not participate)
Date of Decision
4 January 1937
Declaring that peaceable assembly is as fully protected as freedom of speech, the Supreme Court reversed Dirk De Jonge's conviction and overturned the Oregon statute.
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