Notable Items:

Venue: Supreme Court of the United States
Opinion of the Court: Stromberg v. California (1931)

Issue(s) Before the Court:

Petitioner's Claim(s):

  • ... the appellant contended, ..., that the statute was invalid because repugnant to the Fourteenth Amendment of the Federal Constitution.

    Respondent's Claim(s):

    Holding(s) and Disposition:

    Held: The First Amendment extends to symbolic speech, or expressive conduct, so a state cannot prevent people from flying red flags as a political statement.
    Disposition: ... the case must be remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion, ....

    Material Facts:

    Procedural History:


    Hughes Majority Opinion

    McReynolds Dissent (??)

    Butler Dissent (??)

    Full Recounting of Facts

    Hughes Majority Full Argument