Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee

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Gibson v. Florida Legislative Comm.
Seal of the United States Supreme Court
Argued December 5, 1961
Reargued October 10–11, 1962
Decided March 25, 1963
Full case nameGibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Committee
Citations372 U.S. 539 (more)
83 S. Ct. 889; 9 L. Ed. 2d 929; 1963 U.S. LEXIS 2503
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
Chief Justice
Earl Warren
Associate Justices
Hugo Black · William O. Douglas
Tom C. Clark · John M. Harlan II
William J. Brennan Jr. · Potter Stewart
Byron White · Arthur Goldberg
Case opinions
MajorityGoldberg, joined by Warren, Black, Douglas, Brennan
ConcurrenceBlack
ConcurrenceDouglas
DissentHarlan, joined by Clark, Stewart, White
DissentWhite

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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