Dissent: 1950

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailLegislature passes the Levering Act, named after Santa Monica Assembly Member Harold Levering, which requires all state employees to swear they do not advocate the violent overthrow of the government, and to list organizations so advocating to which they have belonged during the previous five years. State employees must also promise not to join such groups. San Francisco State University (SFSU) becomes a hub of opposition to the oath. Eventually, nine SFSU professors are fired for not signing the oath.