Freedman v. Maryland
United States Supreme Court
380 U.S. 51 (1965)
The state of Maryland (plaintiff) enacted a law that required approval of a State Board of Censors prior to the public screening of any motion picture. Freedman (defendant) sought to oppose the law as unconstitutional and screened a film without first submitting it to the Board of Censors. Freedman was convicted of violating the censorship statute. Freedman petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
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