Constitutional Law Keyed to Cohen
United States Civil Service Commission v. National Association of Letter Carriers ALF-CIO
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Six individual federal employees and local political committees filed a complaint asserting that the Hatch Act (codified as 5 U.S.C. Section:7324(a)(2)) (the Act) was facially unconstitutional insofar as it prevented federal employees from taking an active part in political management or campaigns. The District Court for the District of Columbia held that the Act was facially unconstitutional in that it prevented freedom of expression. The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) granted certiorari.
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