Braunfeld v. Brown
Significance, Impact, Blue Laws/morality Laws
Abraham Braunfeld, et al.
Albert N. Brown, Commissioner of Police of Philadelphia, et al.
That Philadelphia's blue laws, which force the closing of stores on Sundays, interfere with the free exercise of religion.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Theodore R. Mann
Chief Lawyer for the Appellee
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Tom C. Clark, Felix Frankfurter, John Marshall Harlan II, Charles Evans Whittaker, Earl Warren (writing for the Court)
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
29 May 1961
Upheld Pennsylvania's blue laws, deciding that they did not violate individual freedom of religion.
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- Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U.S. 296 (1940).
- McGowan v. Maryland, 366 U.S. 420 (1961).
- Two Guys from Harrison-Allentown, Inc. v. McGinley, 366 U.S. 582 (1961).
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