Supreme Court decision
By: Owen J. Roberts
Date: May 20, 1940 Source: Cantwell v. Connecticut. 310 U.S. 296 (1940). Available online at http://laws.findlaw.com/us/310/296.html; website home page: http://www.findlaw.com (accessed April 21, 2003).
About the Author: Justice Owen J. Roberts (1875–1955), became well known to the American public when President Calvin Coolidge (served 1923–1929) appointed him to prosecute the Teapot Dome oil scandal, a case involving the misuse of public lands, in 1924. President Herbert Hoover (served 1929–1933) named Roberts to the United States Supreme Court in 1930. Roberts retired from the court in 1945 and became dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School three years later.
In Cantwell v. Connecticut Newton Cantwell...
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