Railroad Trainmen v. Virginia Bar
377 U.S. 1 (1964)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Railroad Trainmen v. Virginia Bar, 377 U.S. 1 (1964)

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen v.

Virginia ex rel. Virginia State Bar

No. 34

Argued January 13, 1964

Decided April 20, 1964

377 U.S. 1

Syllabus

An injunction issued by a state court, prohibiting, as the unlawful solicitation of litigation and the unauthorized practice of law, a labor union from advising injured members or their dependents to obtain legal assistance before settling claims and recommending specific lawyers to handle such claims, infringes rights guaranteed by the First and Fourteenth Amendments. NAACP v. Button,371 U. S. 415, followed.

Judgment and decree vacated, and case remanded.

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