No. 299.

403 U.S. 15 (1971)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 7, 1971

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Melville B. Nimmer argued the cause for appellant. With him on the brief was Laurence R. Sperber.

Michael T. Sauer argued the cause for appellee. With him on the brief was Roger Arnebergh.

Anthony G. Amsterdam filed a brief for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California as amicus curiae urging reversal.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case may seem at first blush too inconsequential to find its way into our books, but the issue it presents is of no small constitutional significance.

Appellant Paul Robert Cohen was convicted in the Los Angeles Municipal Court of violating that part of California Penal Code § 415 which prohibits "maliciously and willfully disturb[ing] the peace or quiet...

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