Brown v. Louisiana
State of Louisiana
A breach of the peace statute that banned Louisiana residents from protesting in public facilities was unconstitutional because it violated the freedom of speech and assembly rights (First and Fourteenth Amendments) of five protesters.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas (writing for the Court), Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Hugo Lafayette Black, Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart
Date of Decision
23 February 1966
Reversed the conviction of five men arrested after staging a protest in a public library over its policy of serving whites only.
- Garner v. Louisiana, 368 U.S. 157 (1961).
- Taylor v. Louisiana, 370 U.S. 154 (1962).
- Cox v. Louisiana, 379 U.S. 536 (1965).
- Adderley v. Florida, 385 U.S. 39 (1966).
- Grayned v. Rockford, 408 U.S. 104 (1972).
- Greer v. Spock, 424 U.S. 828 (1976).
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