WHITNEY v. CALIFORNIA
Supreme Court Cases
274 U.S. 357 (1927)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether California's criminal syndicalism law that made it a crime to defend, advocate, or establish an organization committed to violent means of effecting government change violated the First Amendment.
The Court found that the act was constitutional and upheld Whitney’s conviction.
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Advocated for Respondent
- John H. Riordan View all cases
- U. S. Webb View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Walter H. Pollak View all cases
- Walter Nelles View all cases