Cox v. Louisiana (379 U.S. 536)

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Cox v. Louisiana (379 U.S. 536)
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Cox v. Louisiana, 379 U.S. 536 (1965), was a United States Supreme Court case based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It held that a state government cannot employ "breach of the peace" statutes against protesters engaging in peaceable demonstrations that may potentially incite violence. Excerpted from Cox v. Louisiana on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

379 U.S. 536

Cox  v.  Louisiana

 Argued: Oct. 21, 1964. --- Decided: Jan 18, 1965

[Syllabus from pages 536-537 intentionally omitted]

Carl Rachlin, New York City, for appellant.

Ralph L. Roy, Baton Rouge, La., for appellee.

Mr. Justice GOLDBERG 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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