Brown v. Socialist Workers '74 Campaign Committee

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Brown v. Socialist Workers '74 Campaign Committee
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Argued October 4, 1982
Decided December 8, 1982
Full case name Brown, et al. v. Socialist Workers '74 Campaign Committee (Ohio), et al.
Docket nos. 81-776
Citations 459 U.S. 87 (more)
103 S. Ct. 416; 74 L. Ed. 2d 250; 1982 U.S. LEXIS 169
Argument Oral argument
Opinion announcement Opinion announcement
Prior history Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Holding
States cannot require a minor political party to disclose its membership or associates, when doing so would jeopardize the safety of those persons.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Warren E. Burger
Associate Justices
William J. Brennan Jr. · Byron White
Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun
Lewis F. Powell Jr. · William Rehnquist
John P. Stevens · Sandra Day O'Connor
Case opinions
Majority Marshall, joined by Burger, Brennan, White, Blackmun (parts I, III, IV), Powell
Concurrence Blackmun
Concur/dissent O'Connor, joined by Rehnquist, Stevens
Laws applied
U.S. Const. amend. I

Brown v. Socialist Workers '74 Campaign Committee, 459 U.S. 87 (1982), was a United States Supreme Court case that dealt with political speech, and whether a state could require a minor political party to disclosure its membership, expenditures, and contributors.

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