Cox v. Louisiana Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“Defendant B. Elton Cox was charged under(1962), interfering with, obstruction, or impeding the administration of justice after he organized a large demonstration of black citizens to protest the incarceration of other blacks. The evidence showed that the demonstration involved up to 3,800 people, who congregated around the blocks surrounding the courthouse. Defendant was convicted in the Nineteenth Judicial District for the Parish of East Baton Rouge,, of picketing “near” a courthouse as well as”





Case Information

Citation: 379 US 559 (1965)
Argued: Oct 21 – 22, 1964
Decided: Jan 18, 1965
Case Brief: 1965