Cases by Issue - First Amendment

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Votesort icon
Mcphaul v. United States 33 10/13/1960 11/14/1960 Charles E. Whittaker 5-4
Konigsberg v. State Bar 28 12/14/1960 04/24/1961 John M. Harlan 5-4
Braden v. United States 54 11/17/1960 02/27/1961 Potter Stewart 5-4
Cafeteria Workers v. Mcelroy 97 01/12/1961 06/19/1961 Potter Stewart 5-4
Van Orden v. Perry 03-1500 03/02/2005 06/27/2005 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
McCreary County v. ACLU 03-1693 03/02/2005 06/27/2005 David H. Souter 5-4
Republican Party of Minnesota v. White 01-521 03/26/2002 06/27/2002 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Thompson v. Western States Medical Center 01-344 02/26/2002 04/29/2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Zelman v. Simmons-Harris 00-1751 02/20/2002 06/27/2002 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc. 00-799 12/04/2001 05/13/2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
McConnell v. Federal Election Commission 02-1674 09/08/2003 12/10/2003 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 03-218 03/02/2004 06/29/2004 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Garcetti v. Ceballos 04-473 10/12/2005 05/30/2006 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Hartman v. Moore 04-1495 01/10/2006 04/26/2006 David H. Souter 5-2
FEC v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Cmte. 00-191 02/28/2001 06/25/2001 David H. Souter 5-4
Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez 99-603 10/04/2000 02/28/2001 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 08-205 03/24/2009 01/21/2010 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Baird v. State Bar of Arizona 15 12/08/1969 02/23/1971 Hugo L. Black 5-4
Lorillard Tobacco v. Reilly 00-596 04/25/2001 06/28/2001 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock 11-1179 06/25/2012 5-4
Watts v. United States 1107 MISC 04/21/1969 5-1
Communist Party v. Control Board 12 10/11/1960 06/05/1961 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Deutch v. United States 233 03/22/1961 06/12/1961 Potter Stewart 5-4
Times Film Corp. v. Chicago 34 10/19/1960 01/23/1961 Tom C. Clark 5-4
Yellin v. United States 35 04/18/1962 06/17/1963 Earl Warren 5-4
Vitarelli v. Seaton 101 04/01/1959 06/01/1959 John M. Harlan 5-4
In Re Sawyer 326 05/19/1959 06/29/1959 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
Uphaus v. Wyman 34 11/17/1958 06/08/1959 Tom C. Clark 5-4
United States v. Auto. Workers 44 12/03/1956 03/11/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-3
Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton 71-1051 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Slochower v. Board Of Education 23 10/18/1955 04/09/1956 Tom C. Clark 5-4
National Socialist Party v. Skokie 76-1786 06/14/1977 5-4
Killian v. United States 7 10/10/1961 12/11/1961 Charles E. Whittaker 5-4
Rowoldt v. Perfetto 5 11/13/1956 12/09/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Lemon v. Kurtzman 71-1470 11/08/1972 04/02/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-3
Street v. New York 5 10/21/1968 04/21/1969 John M. Harlan 5-4
FCC v. Pacifica Foundation 77-528 04/18/1978 07/03/1978 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Herbert v. Lando 77-1105 10/31/1978 04/18/1979 Byron R. White 6-3
Carey v. Brown 79-703 04/15/1980 06/20/1980 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Snepp v. United States 78-1871 02/19/1980 6-3
Branti v. Finkel 78-1654 12/04/1979 03/31/1980 John Paul Stevens 6-3
Meek v. Pittenger 73-1765 02/19/1975 05/19/1975 Potter Stewart 6-3
Southeastern Promotions, Ltd. v. Conrad 73-1004 10/17/1974 03/18/1975 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Lewis v. City Of New Orleans 72-6156 12/10/1973 02/20/1974 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Hess v. Indiana 73-5290 11/19/1973 6-3
Smith v. Goguen 72-1254 11/12/1973 03/25/1974 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 6-3
Spence v. Washington 72-1690 01/09/1974 06/25/1974 6-3
Letter Carriers v. Austin 72-1180 11/14/1973 06/25/1974 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Kleindienst v. Mandel 71-16 04/18/1972 06/29/1972 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Flower v. United States 71-1180 06/12/1972 6-2