Feiner v. New York
Significance, Sidewalk Speech
State of New York
His First Amendment and free speech rights were violated.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioner
Sidney H. Greenberg and Emanuel Redfield
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Dan J. Kelly
Justices for the Court
Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Stanley Forman Reed, Fred Moore Vinson (writing for the Court)
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Sherman Minton
Date of Decision
15 January 1951
The Court ruled that Feiner's arrest did not hamper his right to free speech.
- Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949).
- Kunz v. New York, 340 U.S. 290 (1951).
- Edwards v. South Carolina, 372 U.S. 229 (1963).
Sunstein, Cass R. Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech. New York: The Free Press, 1993.
- Seidman, Louis M., Gerald R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet. Constitutional Law. Little, Brown and Company, 1986.
- Lieberman, Jethro K. The Evolving Constitution.Random House, 1992.
- Gertrude Morris Trial: 1952 - Extraordinary Defense Opening, Defendant Flees Courtroom
- Ezra Pound Trial: 1946 - "europe Calling! Pound Speaking!", "poor Old Ezra Is Quite, Quite Balmy"
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