Communist Party of the United States v. Subversive Activities Control Board 367 U.S. 1 (1961)

Author:Martin Shapiro

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The Supreme Court upheld application to the Communist party of provisions of the Subversive Activities Control Act requiring "any organization ? substantially controlled by the foreign government ? controlling the world Communist movement" to register with the Board, providing lists of officers and members. The Court postponed considering self-incrimination objections, held that where an individual might escape regulation merely by ceasing to engage in the regulated activity no BILL OF ATTAINDER existed, and deferred to the congressional balance between national security and the FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION arguing that any inhibition on communists' associational freedom caused by exposure was incidental...

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