Railroad Trainmen v. Virginia Bar,
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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
Argued January 13, 1964
Decided April 20, 1964
377 U.S. 1
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.