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Lovell v. City of Griffin

A Substantial Federal Question

The U.S. Supreme Court accepted the case after determining that the appeal presented a substantial federal question within its jurisdiction. The question that the Court found adequately presented was whether the ordinance violated the freedom of speech and of the press. The Court decided not to review the issue of free exercise of religion because the issue had been previously presented to the Court and dismissed for want of a substantial federal question in Coleman v. City of Griffin.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1918 to 1940Lovell v. City of Griffin - Significance, A Substantial Federal Question, Ordinance Is Unconstitutional Prior Restraint, `press' Includes Pamphlets