Edwards v. South Carolina
Significance, Uncodified Breach Of Peace Crime Held Not A "time, Place, And Manner" Restriction
James Edwards, Jr.
State of South Carolina
That the South Carolina common law crime of breach of the peace, as applied to a peaceful march to protest racial discrimination, infringes on the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Lionel R. McLeod
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Tom C. Clark
Date of Decision
25 February 1963
The Supreme Court struck down the convictions of the civil rights demonstrators for breach of peace.
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