New York v. Sanger
Significance, Up From Poverty, Comstock's Law, Civilly Disobedient, The Door Is Opened
Margaret H. Sanger
State of New York
That the Comstock Act of 1873 violated both the federal and state Constitutions; therefore Sanger was not guilty of a criminal act when she opened the first birth control clinic.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Jonah J. Goldstein
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Harry E. Lewis
Justices for the Court
William S. Andrews, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Emory A. Chase, Frederick Collin, Frederick E. Crane (writing for the court), William H. Cuddeback, Frank H. Hiscock, John W. Hogan, Cuthbert W. Pound
New York, New York
Date of Decision
8 January 1918
The lower court's guilty decision was affirmed.
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