Aptheker v. Secretary of State
Significance, The Subversive Activities Control Act, Further Readings
Dean Rusk, U.S. Secretary of State
That the provision of the Internal Security Act of 1950 denying passports to members of the American Communist Party interferes with the constitutional right to travel.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
John J. Abt, Joseph Forer
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg (writing for the Court), Potter Stewart, Earl Warren
Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
22 June 1964
The provision denying passports was struck down as unconstitutional.
- Kent v. Dulles, 357 U.S. 116 (1958).
- Communist Party of the United States v. Subversive Acivities Control Board, 367 U.S. 1 (1961).
- Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, 349 U.S. 241 (1964).
Bacon, Donald C., et al., eds. The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
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