Stromberg v. California
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|United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled 7-2 that a 1919 California statute banning red flags was unconstitutional because it violated the Fourteenth Amendment. This decision is considered a landmark in the history of First Amendment constitutional law, as it was one of the first cases where the Court extended the Fourteenth Amendment to include a protection of the substance of the First Amendment, in this case symbolic speech, from state infringement. — Excerpted from Stromberg v. California on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Stromberg v. California, 283 U.S. 359 (1931) was a|
United States Supreme Court
STROMBERG v. CALIFORNIA
Argued: April 15, 1931. --- Decided: May 18, 1931
Mr. John Beardsley, of Los Angeles, Cal., for appellant.
Mr. John D. Richer, of Los Angeles, Cal., for the People of the State of California.
Mr. Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.