Afroyim v. Rusk

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Afroyim v. Rusk
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Afroyim v. Rusk, 387 U.S. 253 (1967), was a United States Supreme Court decision that set an important legal precedent that a person born or naturalized in the United States cannot be deprived of his or her citizenship involuntarily. The U.S. government had attempted to revoke the citizenship of a man who had voted in a foreign election after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, but the Supreme Court ruled that his right to keep his citizenship was guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. In so doing, the Supreme Court overruled one of its own precedents, Perez v. Brownell (1958), in which the Court had upheld loss of citizenship under similar circumstances. — Excerpted from Afroyim v. Rusk on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

387 U.S. 253


 Argued: Feb. 20, 1967. --- Decided: May 29, 1967

Edward J. Ennis, New York City, for petitioner.

Charles Gordon, Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).