No. 272.

337 U.S. 1 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 16, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Albert W. Dilling argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

L. Louis Karton argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were Benjamin S. Adamowski, Joseph F. Grossman, A.A. Pantelis and Harry A. Iseberg.

William E. Rodriguez and Osmond K. Fraenkel filed a brief for the American Civil Liberties Union, as amicus curiae, urging reversal.

William Maslow, Shad Polier and Byron S. Miller filed a brief for the American Jewish Congress, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner after jury trial was found guilty of disorderly conduct in violation of a city ordinance of Chicago1 and fined. The case grew out of an address he delivered in an auditorium in Chicago under the auspices of the Christian Veterans of America. The meeting commanded considerable public attention. The auditorium was filled to capacity...

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