Police Dept. of City of Chicago v. Mosley
408 U.S. 92 (1972)

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Police Dept. of City of Chicago v. Mosley, 408 U.S. 92 (1972)

Police Department of the City of Chicago v. Mosley

No. 70-87

Argued January 19, 1972

Decided June 26, 1972

408 U.S. 92


City ordinance prohibiting all picketing within 150 feet of a school, except peaceful picketing of any school involved in a labor dispute, found by the Court of Appeals to be unconstitutional because overbroad, held violative of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment since it makes an impermissible distinction between peaceful labor picketing and other peaceful picketing. Pp. 408 U. S. 94-102.

432 F.2d 1256, affirmed.

MARSHALL, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and DOUGLAS, BRENNAN, STEWART, WHITE, and POWELL, JJ., joined. BURGER, C.J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 408 U. S. 102. BLACKMUN and REHNQUIST, JJ., concurred in the result.

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