Cases by Issue - First Amendment

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Votesort icon
Thornburgh v. Abbott 87-1344 11/08/1988 05/15/1989 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Massachusetts v. Oakes 87-1651 01/17/1989 06/21/1989 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
The Florida Star v. B. J. F. 87-329 03/21/1989 06/21/1989 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Sable Communications of California v. FCC 88-515 04/19/1989 06/23/1989 Byron R. White 6-3
Cole v. Young 442 03/06/1956 06/11/1956 John M. Harlan 6-3
Communist Party v. Control Board 48 11/17/1955 04/30/1956 Felix Frankfurter 6-3
Sweezy v. New Hampshire 175 03/05/1957 06/17/1957 Earl Warren 6-2
Yates v. United States 6 10/08/1956 06/17/1957 John M. Harlan 6-1
Bonetti v. Rogers 94 04/07/1958 06/02/1958 Charles E. Whittaker 6-3
Jacobellis v. Ohio 11 03/26/1963 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Wheeldin v. Wheeler 493 04/23/1963 06/03/1963 William O. Douglas 6-3
Food Employees v. Logan Plaza 478 03/14/1968 05/20/1968 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Whitehill v. Elkins 25 10/16/1967 11/16/1967 William O. Douglas 6-3
Ginsberg v. New York 47 01/16/1968 04/22/1968 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Board Of Education v. Allen 660 04/22/1968 06/10/1968 Byron R. White 6-3
Bryson v. United States 35 10/14/1969 12/08/1969 John M. Harlan 6-2
Jones v. Board Of Education 731 01/19/1970 02/24/1970 6-2
Railroad Trainmen v. Virginia Bar 34 01/13/1964 04/20/1964 Hugo L. Black 6-2
Aptheker v. Secretary Of State 461 04/21/1964 06/22/1964 Arthur J. Goldberg 6-3
Zemel v. Rusk 86 03/01/1965 05/03/1965 Earl Warren 6-3
Memoirs v. Massachusetts 368 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Degregory v. New Hamp. Atty. Gen. 396 02/24/1966 04/04/1966 William O. Douglas 6-3
Mishkin v. New York 49 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
NAACP v. Button 5 11/08/1961 01/14/1963 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
United States v. Robel 8 11/14/1966 12/11/1967 Earl Warren 6-2
Travis v. United States 10 12/13/1960 01/16/1961 William O. Douglas 6-3
Uphaus v. Wyman 336 11/14/1960 6-3
Clingman v. Beaver 04-37 01/19/2005 05/23/2005 Clarence Thomas 6-3
Johanns v. Livestock Marketing Association 03-1164 12/08/2004 05/23/2005 Antonin Scalia 6-3
Beard v. Banks 04-1739 03/27/2006 06/28/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 6-2
Randall v. Sorrell 04-1528 02/28/2006 06/26/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 6-3
Good News Club v. Milford Central School 99-2036 02/28/2001 06/11/2001 Clarence Thomas 6-3
Bartnicki v. Vopper 99-1687 12/05/2000 05/21/2001 John Paul Stevens 6-3
United States v. United Foods 00-276 04/17/2001 06/25/2001 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
United States v. American Library Association 02-361 03/05/2003 06/23/2003 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville 73-1942 02/26/1975 06/23/1975 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 6-3
Watkins v. United States 261 03/07/1957 06/17/1957 Earl Warren 6-1
Golan v. Holder 10-545 10/05/2011 01/18/2012 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 6-2
Gallagher v. Crown Kosher Market 11 12/07/1960 05/29/1961 Earl Warren 6-3
Manual Enterprises v. Day 123 02/26/1962 06/25/1962 John M. Harlan 6-1
Talley v. California 154 01/13/1960 03/07/1960 Hugo L. Black 6-3
Howard v. Lyons 57 12/08/1958 06/29/1959 John M. Harlan 6-3
Johnston v. United States 643 05/02/1956 05/21/1956 Stanley Reed 6-3
Roth v. United States 582 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Engel v. Vitale 468 04/03/1962 06/25/1962 Hugo L. Black 6-1
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition 00-795 10/30/2001 04/16/2002 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
Friedman v. Rogers 77-1163 11/08/1978 02/21/1979 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 7-2
Smith v. Arkansas State Highway Employees 78-1223 04/30/1979 7-1
Consolidated Edison Co. v. Public Ser v. Comm'n 79-134 03/17/1980 06/20/1980 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 7-2
Richmond Newspapers Inc. v. Virginia 79-243 02/19/1980 07/02/1980 Warren E. Burger 7-1