Zwickler v. Koota
Significance, An Important Reversal, An Additional Reversal, Related Cases
Koota, District Attorney of Kings County
That section 781-b of the New York Penal Code violated the appellant's First Amendment rights.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Samuel A. Hirshowitz, First Assistant Attorney General of New York
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Abe Fortas, Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
John Marshall Harlan II
Date of Decision
5 December 1967
Reversal of the district court's decision to abstain from hearing the case.
The ruling in this case established that the doctrine of abstention could only be applied in certain cases where special circumstances existed. It became a landmark case in establishing jurisdictional issues between the state and federal systems.
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt. Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1996.
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