No. 80-1285.

456 U.S. 45 (1982)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 5, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Fred M. Goldberg argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Jonathan D. Goldberg.

L. Stanley Chauvin, Jr., by invitation of the Court, 454 U.S. 936, argued the cause and filed a brief as amicus curiae in support of the judgment below.

JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question presented is whether the First Amendment, as applied to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment, prohibits a State from declaring an election void because the victorious candidate had announced to the voters during his campaign that he intended to serve at a salary less than that "fixed by law."


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