Gregory v. City of Chicago - 394 U.S. 111 (1969)
U.S. Supreme Court
Gregory v. City of Chicago, 394 U.S. 111 (1969)
Gregory v. City of Chicago
Argued December 10, 1968
Decided March 10, 1969
394 U.S. 111
Petitioners, peaceful civil rights demonstrators, were arrested and convicted for disorderly conduct when they failed to disperse on orders of the Chicago police, who anticipated civil disorder because of the bystanders' unruly conduct. The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed.
2. The convictions were for demonstrating, not for refusing to obey police orders. P. 394 U. S. 112.
39 Ill.2d 47, 233 N.E.2d 422, reversed.