Library of Congress: African American demonstrators outside the White House, with signs "We demand the right to vote, everywhere" and signs protesting police brutality against civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama

Cox v. Louisiana

By January 18, 1965

In Cox v. Louisiana, the Court overturns disturbance of the peace and obstruction of public passageways convictions for peaceful demonstrations and concludes that the petitioner’s First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and assembly were violated.

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