Watchtower Bible and Tract Society v. Village of Stratton

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep536/usrep536150/usrep536150.pdf

Issue

Holding

Ordinance requiring door-to-door solicitors and canvassers to obtain a permit containing one’s name violates constitutional free speech and free exercise rights because of its breadth and unprecedented nature, and is not narrowly tailored to the stated interest of preventing fraud, crime, and privacy intrusion.

Citation

536 U.S. 150

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

Watchtower Bible and Tract Soc. of New York, Inc. v. Village of Stratton, Ohio, 240 F.3d 553 (6th Cir. 2001), rev'd sub nom. Watchtower Bible and Tract Socy. of New York, Inc. v. Village of Stratton, 536 U.S. 150 (2002)