Cantwell v. Connecticut
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State of Connecticut
That a state law requiring prior official approval before soliciting door-to-door violates the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Hayden C. Covington
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Edwin S. Pickett and Francis A. Pallotti
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Felix Frankfurter, Charles Evans Hughes, James Clark McReynolds, Frank Murphy, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts (writing for the Court), Harlan Fiske Stone
Date of Decision
20 May 1940
While asserting that a state has the right to issue appropriate time, place, or manner restrictions on solicitation, the Court unanimously struck down the Connecticut statute as violative of the First Amendment.
- Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145 (1879).
- Davis v. Beason, 133 U.S. 333 (1890).
- Schneider v. New Jersey, 308 U.S. 147 (1939).
- Cox v. New Hampshire, 312 U.S. 569 (1941).
- Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 (1943).
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