Lovell v. Griffin
United States Supreme Court
303 U.S. 444 (1938)
The city of Griffin, Georgia (plaintiff) enacted a city ordinance prohibiting the distribution of circulars or literature within city limits without obtaining prior written permission from the city manager. Lovell (defendant) was convicted of violating the ordinance after she distributed religious pamphlets within the city without obtaining a permit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hughes, C.J.)