Niemotko v. Maryland - Wikipedia

Niemotko v. Maryland
Argued October 17, 1950
Decided January 15, 1951
Full case nameNiemotko v. Maryland
Citations340 U.S. 268 (more)
71 S. Ct. 325, 95 L. Ed. 2d 267, 1951 U.S. LEXIS 2247
Case history
Prior194 Md. 247, 71 A.2d 9 (1950); probable jurisdiction noted, 70 S. Ct. 576 (1950).
Court membership
Chief Justice
Fred M. Vinson
Associate Justices
Hugo Black · Stanley F. Reed
Felix Frankfurter · William O. Douglas
Robert H. Jackson · Harold H. Burton
Tom C. Clark · Sherman Minton
Case opinions
MajorityVinson, joined by Reed, Douglas, Jackson, Burton, Clark, and Minton
ConcurrenceBlack (no opinion)

Niemotko v. Maryland, 340 U.S. 268 (1951), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the city of Havre de Grace, Maryland had violated the free exercise of Niemotko's religion by not issuing a permit for him and his religious group (the Jehovah's Witnesses) to meet in a public park when other religious and civic groups had been given permits for holding their meetings there.[1]


  1. ^ Niemotko v. Maryland, 340 U.S. 268 (1951).

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