Village of Skokie v. When the National Socialist Party the American Nazi Party tried to march in Skokie, the village won an injunction preventing various forms of conduct. An appeals court modified that injunction but allowed the ban on displaying the swastika to stand.
Skokie was home to a significant number of Jewish people, many of them survivors of the Holocaust. Prior and subsequent history[ edit ] The case began in the local Cook County court, when the Village government successfully sued, under the caption Village of Skokie v.
NSPA, for an injunction to bar the demonstration.
Absent such review, the State must instead allow a stay. The order of the Illinois Supreme Court constituted a denial of that right.
In its full review of the case, the Illinois Supreme Court focused on the First Amendment implications of display of the swastika. Skokie attorneys argued that for Holocaust survivors, seeing the swastika was like being physically attacked.
The state Supreme Court rejected that argument, ruling that display of the swastika is a symbolic form of free speech entitled to First Amendment protections and determined that the swastika itself did not constitute " fighting words.
In parallel litigation in the federal courts, under the caption Collin v. Smith, the Village's ordinance was declared unconstitutional, first by the district court  and then by divided vote of the Seventh Circuit court of appeals.
Supreme Court denied further review. Gaining permission in Chicago, they marched there instead. From a legal point of view, the litigation left undecided, at the Supreme Court level, whether such older precedents as Beauharnais v.
Illinois and Terminiello v.National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, U.S.
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On March 20, Collin notified Skokie Police Chief Kenneth Chamberlain of plaintiffs' plans and assured him that the demonstration would be brief, peaceful and orderly.
News of the planned demonstration caused considerable consternation in Skokie. In March , respondents Collin and the National Socialist Party of America, which Collin described as a "Nazi organization," publicly announced plans to hold an assembly in front of the Skokie Village Hall.
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In the late s, its plan to march in the predominantly Jewish suburb of Skokie. Skokie vs. Collin In Skokie, Illinois Frank Collin wanted to march in the Village of Skokie, Illinois. Skokie had the most Jewish residents per capita in the United States at the time.
His political views are representing the National Socialist Party of America because he was a regional leader of the organization. Frank Collin was eventually.