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Carey v. Brown
United States Supreme Court
447 U.S. 455 (1980)
A group of protestors (defendants) gathered on a public sidewalk outside the home of the mayor of Chicago and staged a peaceful picket demonstration. The defendants were protesting the mayor’s refusal to support the busing of children to schools in an effort to promote racial integration. The defendants were convicted under an Illinois statute that prohibited picketing in front of a residence unless the picketing involved a labor dispute. The defendants appealed their conviction under the Illinois statute to the United States Supreme Court, arguing that the statute violated the First Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
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