Argued: Stromberg v. California — The U.S. Supreme Court will reverse the conviction of Yetta Stromberg, a member of the Young Communist League, for violating a law against displaying "a red flag...in any public place or in any meeting place or public assembly."
According to the Court, the ban was too vague and could too easily infringe upon constitutionally protected speech.
Chief Justice Hughes writes in the majority opinion:
"The maintenance of the opportunity for free political discussion to the end that government may be responsive to the will of the people and that changes may be obtained by lawful means, an opportunity essential to the security of the Republic is a fundamental principle of our constitutional system.
A statute which upon its face, and as authoritatively construed, is so vague and indefinite as to permit the punishment of the fair use of this opportunity is repugnant to the guaranty of liberty contained in the Fourteenth Amendment."
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