Lets look at A few of those court cases.
Cantwell V. Connecticut 1940
A connecticut staute required licenses for those soliciting
for religious or charitable purpose. The statue was an
early type of consumer protection law. It required the secretary,
before issuing A certificat permitting solicitation, to determine
whether the cause was" A religious one or is bona fida object
of charity or philanthropy" and whether the solicitation conforms
to reasonable standards of efficiency and integrity.
1942 Jones V. City of Opelika
The city of Opelika, Alabama charged Jones with violating
A statue by selling books without A license.
1943 Murdock V. Pennsylvania
Jeannette, Pennsylvania had an ordinace that required
solictors to purchase A license from city hall.. Murdock
A JW was asking for contributions in exchange for
books and pamphlets. The city claimed that this
meant that they were being sold and A license was
So can we think the WT for all the solicitors that come to
come to our doors today.