Gerende v. Election Board,
341 U.S. 56 (1951)

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Gerende v. Election Board, 341 U.S. 56 (1951)

Gerende v. Election Board

No. 577

Argued April 9, 1951

Decided April 12, 1951

341 U.S. 56


A decision by the highest court of Maryland upholding the validity of a Maryland law, construed as requiring that, in order for a candidate for public office in that State to obtain a place on the ballot, he must make oath that he is not engaged "in one way or another in the attempt to overthrow the government by force or violence," and that he is not knowingly a member of an organization engaged in such an attempt, is here affirmed on the understanding that an affidavit in those terms fully satisfies the requirement. Pp. 341 U. S. 56-57.

___ Md., ___ 78 A.2d 660, affirmed.

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