Lovell v. City of Griffin
Significance, A Substantial Federal Question, Ordinance Is Unconstitutional Prior Restraint, `press' Includes Pamphlets
City of Griffin, Georgia
A city ordinance prohibiting distribution of any kind of literature within the city limits without permission of the city manager violates the First and Fourteenth. Amendments.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
O. R. Moyle
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Hughes Spalding and Sumter M. Kelley
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Charles Evans Hughes (writing for the Court), James Clark McReynolds, Stanley Forman Reed, Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone
None (Benjamin N. Cardozo did not participate)
Date of Decision
28 March 1938
The city ordinance was invalidated on its face under the First Amendment, and the defendant's conviction was reversed.
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