Supreme Court Rules that Religious Groups have Right to Promote Door-to-Door

June 18, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On June 18, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that politicians, religious groups, the Girl Scouts and others have a constitutional right to go door-to-door promoting their causes without first getting permission from local officials... The ruling was a victory for the Jehovah's Witnesses, who argued that a law in the Village of Stratton, Ohio, violated their rights of free speech, free exercise of religion and freedom of the press."