Schwabe v. New Mexico Board of Bar Examiners 353 U.S. 232 (1957)

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SCHWABE v. NEW MEXICO BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS 353 U.S. 232 (1957)

Schware was one of the early cases in which state bar examiners refused bar admission to persons suspected of communism. The Court overturned the refusal on due process grounds, holding that a finding that the applicant was a Communist party member before 1940 was constitutionally insufficient to overcome evidence of his later good moral character.

Martin Shapiro
(1986)