Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Freedman v. Maryland
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The state of Maryland (Plaintiff) enacted a law that required approval of a State Board of Censors prior to the public screening of any motion picture. Freedman (Defendant) sought to oppose the law as unconstitutional and screened a film without first submitting it to the Board of Censors. Defendant was convicted of violating the censorship statute. The court of appeals affirmed. Defendant petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
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