Brown v. Hartlage
Significance, Free Speech Or Buying Votes?, The Right To Be Wrong, Judgment And A Lone Dissenter
That the Kentucky Corrupt Practices Act, which prohibited candidates for public office in that state from promising any material benefit to voters if they were elected, was a violation of the First Amendment's protection of free speech.
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
William H. Rehnquist
Date of Decision
20 January 1982
That the Kentucky Corrupt Practices Act constituted a limitation of free speech as guaranteed under the First Amendment.
- Sparks v. Boggs, 339 S.W.2d. 480 (1960).
- Mills v. Alabama, 384 U.S. 214 (1966).
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