Hague v. CIO

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Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization, 307 U.S. 496 (1939), is a case decided by the United States Supreme Court. The case involved Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor Frank "Boss" Hague who had in 1937 used a city ordinance to prevent labor meetings in public places and stop the distribution of literature pertaining to the CIO's cause. He referred to them as "communist." Excerpted from Hague v. Committee for Industrial Organization on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

307 U.S. 496

Hague  v.  CIO

 Argued: Feb. 27, 28, 1939. --- Decided: June 5, 1939

[Syllabus from pages 496-500 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Charles Hershenstein, Edward J. O'Mara, and James A. Hamill, all of Jersey City, N.J., for petitioners.

Messrs. Morris L. Ernst. of New York City, and Spaulding Frazer, of Newark, N.J., for respondents.

Mr. Justice BUTLER:

The judgment of the court in this case is that the decree is modified and as modified affirmed. Mr. Justice FRANKFURTER and Mr. Justice DOUGLAS took no part in the consideration or decision of the case. Mr. Justice ROBERTS has an opinion in which Mr. Justice BLACK concurs, and Mr. Justice STONE an opinion in which Mr. Justice REED concurs. The CHIEF JUSTICE concurs in an opinion. Mr. Justice McREYNOLDS and Mr. Justice BUTLER dissent for reasons stated in opinions by them respectively.

Mr. Justice ROBERTS delivered an opinion in which Mr. Justice BLACK concurred.


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