Speiser v. Randall

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Speiser v. Randall
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Speiser v. Randall, 357 U.S. 513 (1958), was a U.S. Supreme Court case involved the State of California's refusal to grant to ACLU lawyer Lawrence Speiser, a veteran of World War II, a tax exemption because the person refused to sign a loyalty oath as required by a California law enacted in 1954. The court reversed a lower court ruling that the loyalty oath provision did not violate the appellants' First Amendment rights. Excerpted from Speiser v. Randall on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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United States Supreme Court

357 U.S. 513

Speiser  v.  Randall

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Mr. Lawrence Speiser, San Francisco, Cal., for appellants.

Mr. George W. McClure, Pittsburgh, Pa., for appellee Randall.

Mr. Robert M. Desky, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee City and County of San Francisco.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.


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