Gerende v. Board of Supervisors of Elections 341 U.S. 56 (1951)
GERENDE v. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS 341 U.S. 56 (1951)
A Maryland statute barred from public employment or office anyone who belonged to a "subversive" organization. In this unanimous per curiam opinion, the vinson court sustained the law upon an understanding that the term "subversive" was limited to those somehow engaged in the attempt to overthrow the government by force or violence. The Court assumed that an affidavit negating such activity would satisfy the state's loyalty oath required of those running for office.
Michael E. Parrish