Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee

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Gibson v. Florida Legislative Comm.
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Argued December 5, 1961
Reargued October 10–11, 1962
Decided March 25, 1963
Full case name Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee
Citations 372 U.S. 539 (more)
372 U.S. 539
Holding
On the record in this case, petitioner's conviction of contempt for refusal to divulge information contained in the membership lists of the Association violated rights of association protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Goldberg, joined by Warren, Black, Douglas, Brennan
Concurrence Black
Concurrence Douglas
Dissent Harlan, joined by Clark, Stewart, White
Dissent White

Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, 372 U.S. 539 (1963), was a United States Supreme Court case based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It held that a legislative committee cannot compel a subpoenaed witness to give up the membership lists of his organization.

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