Albertson v. Subversive Activities Control Board
Significance, Registration Requirement Struck Down, Senator Joseph Mccarthy
Subversive Activities Control Board
That the requirement of the Internal Security Act of 1950 (the McCarran Act) that members of the Communist Party register with the attorney general violates the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Kevin T. Maroney
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
John J. Abt
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren
None (Byron R. White did not participate)
Date of Decision
15 November 1965
This registration requirement of the McCarran Act was struck down as an infringement on a citizens Fifth Amendment rights.
- Communist Party of the United States v. Subversive Activities Control Board, 367 U.S. 1 (1961).
- United States v. Robel, 389 U.S. 258 (1967).
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