Freedman v. Maryland - Significance, Further Readings
State of Maryland
That Maryland's statute requiring that all films be submitted to a board of censors before being exhibited violated freedom of expression protected by the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Felix J. Bilgrey
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Thomas B. Finan
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
1 March 1965
Deemed the procedures followed by Maryland's Motion Picture Censor Board unconstitutional.
- Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission, 236 U.S. 230 (1914).
- Burstyn v. Wilson, 343 U.S. 495 (1952).
- Kingsley International Pictures v. Regents, 360 U.S. 684 (1959).
- Times Film Corp. v. Chicago, 365 U.S. 43 (1961).
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