Martin v. City of Struthers
319 U.S. 141 (1943)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Martin v. City of Struthers, 319 U.S. 141 (1943)

Martin v. City of Struthers

No. 238

Argued March 11, 1943

Decided May 3, 1943

319 U.S. 141

Syllabus

A municipal ordinance forbidding any person to knock on door, ring doorbells, or otherwise summon to the door the occupants of any residence for the purpose of distributing to them handbills or circulars, held -- as applied to a person distributing advertisements for a religious meeting -- invalid under the Federal Constitution as a denial of freedom of speech and press. Pp. 319 U. S. 142, 319 U. S. 149.

139 Ohio St. 372, 40 N.E.2d 154, reversed.

Appeal from the dismissal of an appeal from a judgment affirming a conviction for violation of a municipal ordinance.

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