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United States Civil Service Commission v. National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO
United States Supreme Court
413 U.S. 548 (1973)
The Hatch Act prohibited employees of the federal government from taking “an active part in political management or in political campaigns.” 5 U.S.C. § 7324(a)(2). The National Association of Letter Carriers and various other individuals (plaintiffs) brought suit, claiming that the statute was unconstitutional. The district court held that the statute was unconstitutional, and the court of appeals affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
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