Boe v. Colello

Boe v. Colello, 438 F. Supp. 145 (S.D.N.Y. 1977)

A federal court struck down an Orangetown, New York ordinance requiring a license to sell a newspaper or periodical which police and town officials had used to arrest and prosecute distributors of a newspaper, holding that the ordinance infringed upon the First Amendment rights of free press and free speech of both the newspaper distributors and readers. The Court also enjoined town officials from arresting and commencing prosecution of plaintiffs in the future for alleged violations of the condemned statute.

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