Brown v. Louisiana

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Brown v. Louisiana
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Brown v. Louisiana, 383 U.S. 131 (1966), was a United States Supreme Court case based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It held that protesters have a First and Fourteenth Amendment right to engage in a peaceful sit-in at a public library. Justice Fortas wrote the plurality opinion and was joined by Justice Douglas and Justice Warren. Justices Brennan and Byron White concurred. Justices Black, Clark, Harlan and Stewart dissented. — Excerpted from Brown v. Louisiana on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

383 U.S. 131


 Argued: Dec. 6, 1965. --- Decided: Feb 23, 1966

[Syllabus from pages 131-132 intentionally omitted]

Carl Rachlin, New York City, for petitioners.

Richard Kilbourne, Clinton, La., for respondent.

Mr. Justice FORTAS announced the judgment of the Court and an opinion in which THE CHIEF JUSTICE and Mr. Justice DOUGLAS join.


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).