Speiser v. Randall
Significance, Punishing Subversive Ideas, The Burden Of Proof, Justice Clark's Dissent, Impact
Justin A. Randall, as Assessor of Contra Costa County, California
That the California law denying property-tax exemption to veterans who refuse to sign a loyalty oath violates the Constitution.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
George W. McClure
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Harold Burton, William O. Douglas
Tom C. Clark (Earl Warren did not participate)
Date of Decision
30 June 1958
Reversed the lower court's decision and upheld appellant's claim that the California law denying property-tax exemption to veterans who refuse to sign a loyalty oath violates the Constitution.
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