Saia v. New York

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Saia v. New York by William O. Douglas

Saia v. New York, 334 U.S. 558 (1948), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that an ordinance which prohibited the use of sound amplification devices except with permission of the Chief of Police was unconstitutional on its face because it established a previous restraint on the right of free speech in violation of the First Amendment. Excerpted from Saia v. New York on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

334 U.S. 558

Saia  v.  New York

 Argued: and Submitted March 30, 1948. --- Decided: June 7, 1948

Appeal from the Court of Appeals of the State of New York.

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

Mr. Alan V. Parker, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., for appellee.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS 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).

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