Busey v. District of Columbia

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Busey v. District of Columbia
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Argued June 1, 1943
Decided June 14, 1943
Full case name Busey, et al. v. District of Columbia
Citations 319 U.S. 579 (more)
District of Columbia Court of Appeals decision reversed and remanded.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Harlan F. Stone
Associate Justices
Owen J. Roberts · Hugo Black
Stanley F. Reed · Felix Frankfurter
William O. Douglas · Frank Murphy
Robert H. Jackson · Wiley B. Rutledge
Case opinions
Per curiam.
Rutledge took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Busey v. District of Columbia, 319 U.S. 579 (1943), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the conviction of a Jehovah's Witness for unlicensed selling of magazines on public sidewalks.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 319 U.S. 579 Full text of the opinion courtesy of Findlaw.com.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barber, Hollis W. (1947). "Religious Liberty v. Police Power: Jehovah's Witnesses". American Political Science Review. American Political Science Association. 41 (2): 226–247. JSTOR 1950708. doi:10.2307/1950708.