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First Amendment Library:
William H. Loeb

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Byron Thornhill was “on the picket line” at Brown Wood Preserving Company after a strike order was issued by his union. This action violated an Alabama statute that made it illegal to “go near to or loiter about the premises or place of business” to persuade others “not to trade with, buy from, sell to, have business dealings with, or be employed by such persons.”

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