UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE v. COUNCIL OF GREENBURGH CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS et al.
Supreme Court Cases
453 U.S. 114 (1981)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether a 1934 federal statutewhich imposes a $300 fine on anyone who willfully deposits mailable matter in a letterbox without proper postageviolates the 1st Amendment free speech rights of organizations and individuals who spread their messages by putting pamphlets and other materials in private mailboxes.
Reversed. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.
Advocated for Respondent
- Jon H. Hammer View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Edwin S. Kneedler View all cases