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Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York v. Village of Stratton

Docket No.: 00-1737
Certiorari Granted: Oct 15 2001
Argued: February 26, 2002
Decided: June 17, 2002

Topics:

Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly, First Amendment, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Free Exercise, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Title VII, age discrimination, murder, preemption, privacy, retaliation

PartyNames: al. v. Village of Stratton, et al.
Petitioner: al.
Respondent: Village of Stratton, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Citation: 240 F.3d 553
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

al.
v.
Village of Stratton, et al.
536 U.S. 150 (2002)
Question:

Does a municipal ordinance that requires a permit prior to engaging in the door-to-door advocacy of a political cause and to display upon demand the permit, which contains one's name, violate the First Amendment protection accorded to anonymous pamphleteering or discourse?

Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York v. Village of Stratton
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 26, 2002

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York, 1 vote(s) against
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