No. 502.

312 U.S. 569 (1941)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 31, 1941.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Hayden Covington, with whom Mr. Joseph F. Rutherford was on the brief, for appellants.

Mr. Frank R. Kenison, Attorney General of New Hampshire, with whom Messrs. J. Vincent Broderick and Jeremy R. Waldron were on the brief, for appellee.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.

Appellants are five "Jehovah's Witnesses" who, with sixty-three others of the same persuasion, were convicted in the municipal court of Manchester, New Hampshire, for violation of a state statute prohibiting a "parade or procession" upon a public street without a special license.

Upon appeal, there was a trial de novo of these appellants before a...

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