HERNDON v. LOWRY, SHERIFF | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Case Overview

Legal Principle at Issue

Whether a Georgia law prohibiting an "attempt to incite insurrection" was unconstitutional as applied to a Communist member planning to distribute literature, because the law was too vague to provide a sufficiently ascertainable standard of guilt.

Action

Reversed and remanded. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.

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