Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. v. Village of Stratton
(defending the anonymity of those exercising their First Amendment rights going door-to-door)

admin First Amendment

This case involved a village ordinance that required individuals exercising their First Amendment rights by going door-to-door to first identify themselves.  CLDEF’s amicus curiae brief argued in support of the anonymous speech principle found embedded in the First Amendment by the freedom of the press.  The Supreme Court agreed, finding that the ordinance was unconstitutional.

CLDEF Amicus Curiae Brief (November 29, 2001)

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion