U.S. Supreme Court
Norwell v. City of Cincinnati, 414 U.S. 14 (1973)
Norwell v. City of Cincinnati
Decided November 5, 1973
414 U.S. 14
Cincinnati's disorderly conduct ordinance operated to deprive petitioner of his constitutionally protected freedom of speech, where it appeared that he was arrested and convicted merely because he verbally and negatively protested the arresting officer's treatment of him, and there was no use of abusive language or fighting words. Certiorari granted; reversed.