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First Amendment Library:
Edmon L. Rinehart


The state government of Alabama sought to compel the NAACP, a civil rights organization, to reveal the names and addresses of its members. The NAACP resisted, arguing that revealing this information would chill membership and violates its members’ First Amendment rights to freedom of association.