Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
Pittsburgh Press Co. v. Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations
The City of Pittsburgh enacted the Ordinance, which prohibited newspapers from sex-designating “help-wanted” ads, except in the limited case wherein the employer or advertiser is free to make a hiring decision solely based on sex. The Petitioner, the Pittsburgh Press Co. (Petitioner), sought relief alleging the Ordinance was, facially, discriminatory against its editorial privilege and First Amendment freedoms associated with the press. The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) granted certiorari to consider Petitioner’s allegations.
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