Beauharnais v. Illinois
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|Supreme Court in 1952. The result was that an Illinois law making it illegal to publish or exhibit any writing or picture portraying the "depravity, criminality, unchasity, or lack of virtue of a class of citizens of any race, color, creed or religion" was upheld. — Excerpted from Beauharnais v. Illinois on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Beauharnais v. Illinois, 343 U.S. 250 (1952), was a case that came before the|
United States Supreme Court
BEAUHARNAIS v. ILLINOIS
Argued: Nov. 28-29, 1951. --- Decided: April 28, 1952
See 343 U.S. 988, 72 S.Ct. 1070.
Mr. Alfred A. Albert, New York City, for petitioner.
Mr. William C. Wines, Chicago, Ill., for respondent.
Mr. Justice FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.