Jones v. Opelika (I)

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep316/usrep316584/usrep316584.pdf

Holding

Local ordinance requiring license fee on distribution of all literature, and reserving discretion of revocation, may constitutionally be applied to distributors of religious literature.

Citation

316 U.S. 584

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Jones v. City of Opelika, 7 So. 2d 503 (Ala. 1942), aff'd, 316 U.S. 584 (1942), vacated, 319 U.S. 103 (1943)