Gompers v. Buck's Stove & Range Company
Significance, Historical Backdrop, Testing The Waters, The Court's Analysis, Impact, Unions
Samuel Gompers, et al.
Buck's Stove & Range Company
That even though they violated the terms of an injunction, the actions of Gompers and others in the American Federation of Labor were protected under the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyers for Petitioners
Alton B. Parker, Jackson H. Ralston
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
J. J. Darlington, Daniel Davenport
Justices for the Court
William Rufus Day, John Marshall Harlan I, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Charles Evans Hughes, Joseph Rucker Lamar (writing for the Court), Horace Harmon Lurton, Joseph McKenna, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White
Date of Decision
15 May 1911
The Court would not consider the free speech argument, but reversed two lower courts' findings of criminal contempt on a technicality.
- Ex Parte Rowland, 104 U.S. 604 (1882).
- Tinker v. Des Moines School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969).
- NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Company, 458 U.S. 886 (1982).
- Waters v. Churchill, 511 U.S. 661 (1994).
- Madsen v. Women's Health Center, 513 U.S. 753 (1994).
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Volume 6. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: The West Group, 1998.
- Hall, Kermit L., ed. Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
- Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. London, England: Oxford University Press, 1859.
- Wade, Edwin L. Constitution 2000. Chicago, IL: Let's Talk Sense Publishing Company, 1995.
- Gompers v. United States - Significance, The Provisions Of The Constitution Are Not Mathematical Formulas, Impact, Samuel Gompers
- Floyd Allen Trial: 1912 - Virginia Tries Floyd Allen For Murder
- Gompers v. Buck's Stove Range Company - Significance
- Gompers v. Buck's Stove Range Company - Historical Backdrop
- Gompers v. Buck's Stove Range Company - Testing The Waters
- Gompers v. Buck's Stove Range Company - The Court's Analysis
- Gompers v. Buck's Stove Range Company - Impact
- Gompers v. Buck's Stove Range Company - Unions
- Other Free Encyclopedias