Papachristou v. City of Jacksonville

RESPONDENT:City of Jacksonville
LOCATION:Bay Marchand Area

DOCKET NO.: 70-5030
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)
LOWER COURT: State appellate court

CITATION: 405 US 156 (1972)
ARGUED: Dec 08, 1971
DECIDED: Feb 24, 1972

Samuel S. Jacobson – for petitioners
T. Edward Austin, Jr. – for respondent

Facts of the case

Margaret Papachristou and seven other persons were accused of vagrancy and arrested for infringement of a Jacksonville ordinance. It forbade a big number of general actions considered as offenses, such as wandering, dawdling, walking without purposes, idleness that could be just non-employment and living at someone`s expenses, engaging into gambling or lottery.