Library of Congress: Detroit, Michigan. Meeting of the Michigan branch of the Communist party showing signs
De Jonge v. Oregon
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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