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Collin v. Smith - Significance, Nazis Must Be Allowed To March, Further Readings

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Plaintiff

Albert Smith, President of the Village of Skokie, Illinois

Defendant

Frank Collin, on behalf of the National Socialist Party of America

Plaintiff's Claim

That Skokie had illegally prevented the American Nazis from holding a political march.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

Gilbert Gordon, Harvey Schwartz

Chief Defense Lawyer

David A. Goldberger

Judge

U.S. District Court Judge Bernard M. Decker

Place

Chicago, Illinois

Date of Decision

2 December 1977

Decision

That Skokie could not prevent the Nazis from marching.

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