Cantwell v. Connecticut: Statute Requiring License to Solicit for Religious Purposes Struck Down

Argued: Cantwell v. Connecticut - The Supreme Court will rule unanimously that a statute requiring a license to solicit for religious purposes is a form of prior restraint which vests the state with unconstitutional power in determining which groups must obtain a license and which have a genuine "religious cause".

Justice Roberts will write in the majority decision:

"To condition the solicitation of aid for the perpetuation of religious views or systems upon a license, the grant of which rests in the exercise of a determination by state authority as to what is a religious cause, is to lay a forbidden burden upon the exercise of liberty protected by the Constitution."

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