Marsh v. Alabama

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Marsh v. Alabama
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Marsh v. Alabama, 326 U.S. 501 (1946), was a case decided by the United States Supreme Court, in which it ruled that a state trespassing statute could not be used to prevent the distribution of religious materials on a town's sidewalk, notwithstanding the fact that the sidewalk where the distribution was taking place was part of a privately owned company town. The Court based its ruling on the provisions of the First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment. Excerpted from Marsh v. Alabama on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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326 U.S. 501

Marsh  v.  Alabama

 Argued: and Submitted Dec. 7, 1945. --- Decided: Jan 7, 1946

On Appeal from the Court of Appeals of the State of Alabama.

Mr. Hayden C. Covington, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for appellants.

Mr. William N. McQueen, of Montgomery, Ala., for appellee.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


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