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Times Film Corp. v. City of Chicago

United States Supreme Court
365 U.S. 43 (1961)


The City of Chicago (defendant) passed an ordinance requiring all films to be submitted for examination prior to being exhibited in public. Times Film Corp. (plaintiff) applied for a permit to exhibit its film “Don Juan,” but refused to submit it for examination. The City refused to issue a permit. Times brought suit, claiming that the ordinance constitutes an unconstitutional prior restraint.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Clark, J.)

Dissent (Warren, C.J.)

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