Aikens v. Wisconsin
195 U.S. 194 (1904)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Aikens v. Wisconsin, 195 U.S. 194 (1904)

Aikens v. Wisconsin

Nos. 3, 4, 6

Argued November 7, 1903

Reargued October 17, 1904

Decided November 7, 1904

195 U.S. 194

Syllabus

Malicious mischief is a familiar and proper subject for legislative repression as are also combinations for the purpose of inflicting it, and liberty to combine to inflict such mischief, even upon such intangibles as business or reputation, is not among the rights which the Fourteenth Amendment was intended to protect.

Section 4466a, Wisconsin Statutes of 1898, prohibiting combinations for the purpose of willfully or maliciously injuring another in his reputation,

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trade, business or profession, is not in conflict with the Fourteenth Amendment so far as the section applies to such a combination made from solely malevolent motives.

The facts, which involved the constitutionality of § 4466a of the statutes of Wisconsin, 1898, are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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