Dombrowski v. Pfister

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Dombrowski v. Pfister
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Dombrowski v. Pfister, 380 U.S. 479 (1965) was a landmark Supreme Court case brought forth by Dr. James Dombrowski along with William Kunstler, founder of the Center for Constitutional Rights, against the governor of Louisiana, law enforcement officers, and the chairperson of the state's Legislative Joint Committee on Un-American Activities for prosecuting or threatening to prosecute his organization under several state subversion statutes. Excerpted from Dombrowski v. Pfister on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

380 U.S. 479

Dombrowski  v.  Pfister

 Argued: Jan. 25, 1965. --- Decided: April 26, 1965

[Syllabus from pages 480-481 intentionally omitted]

Leon Hubert Jr., New Orleans, La., and Arthur Kinoy, New York City, for appellants.

John E. Jackson, Jr., New Orleans, La., and Jack N. Rogers, Baton Rouge, La., for appellees.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.


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