Keyishian v. Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York
Significance, Supreme Court Upholds Principle Of Academic Freedom
Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York
That various New York state statutes and administrative regulations disqualifying teachers who are deemed subversive or who have belonged to subversive organizations are unconstitutional.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Ruth V. Iles, Assistant Attorney General of New York, and John C. Crary, Jr.
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, Earl Warren
Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
23 January 1967
The Supreme Court struck the New York rules down, citing their vagueness.
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