Grosjean v. American Press Co.
Significance, Court Strikes Down Tax As Unconstitutional Prior Restraint, Pro And Con: Taxing Newspapers
Alice Lee Grosjean, Supervisor of Public Accounts for the State of Louisiana
American Press Co.
That a state law imposing an advertising sales tax on large-circulation newspapers violates the principle of freedom of the press.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
Charles J. Rivet and Gaston L. Porterie
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
Esmond Phelps and Elisha Hanson
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes, James Clark McReynolds, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone, George Sutherland (writing for the Court), Willis Van Devanter
Date of Decision
10 February 1936
The Supreme Court struck down the Louisiana tax.
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