Library of Congress: Detroit, Michigan. Meeting of the Michigan branch of the Communist party showing signs

De Jonge v. Oregon

By January 4, 1937

In De Jonge v. Oregon, the Supreme Court reverses the conviction of an individual under a state criminal syndicalism law for participation in a Communist party political meeting. The Court writes that “peaceable assembly for lawful discussion cannot be made a crime. The holding of meetings for peaceable political action cannot be proscribed.”

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