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Broadrick v. Oklahoma

Broadrick v. Oklahoma
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Argued Monday March 26, 1973
Decided Monday June 25, 1973
Full case name Broadrick v. Oklahoma
Citations 413 U.S. 601 (more)
Prior history Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Holding
The Oklahoma statute is not overly broad; the State of Oklahoma has the power to regulate partisan political activities
Court membership
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White, joined by Burger, Blackmum, Powell, Rehnquist</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Dissent</th><td> Brennan, joined by Stewart, Marshall</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Dissent</th><td> Douglas</td></tr><tr><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background-color: #99c0ff; white-space:nowrap">Laws applied</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center"> First Amendment to the United States Constitution</td></tr></table>

Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601 (1973) is a United States Supreme Court decision upholding an Oklahoma statute which prohibited state employees from engaging in partisan political activities. Broadrick is often cited to enunciate the test for a facial overbreadth challenge, that "the overbreadth of a statute must not only be real, but substantial as well, judged in relation to the statute's plainly legitimate sweep."

External links

  • Text of Broadrick v. Oklahoma, 413 U.S. 601 (1973) is available from:  Findlaw  Justia 


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