Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

compare Schenck v. United States to two other cases?

what was the situation behind the cases, and what time period was it?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919), was a United States Supreme Court decision that upheld the Espionage Act of 1917 and concluded that a defendant did not have a First Amendment right to free speech against the draft during World War I. Charles Schenck was the Secretary of the Socialist party and was responsible for printing, distributing, and mailing 15,000 leaflets to men eligible for the draft that advocated opposition to the draft. These leaflets contained statements such as; "Do not submit to intimidation", "Assert your rights", "If you do not assert and support your rights, you are helping to deny or disparage rights which it is the solemn duty of all citizens and residents of the United States to retain." Ultimately, the case served as the founding of the "clear and present danger" rule.

    Abrams v. United States, 250 U.S. 616 (1919)

    Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

    Dennis v. United States, 341 U.S. 494 (1951)

    Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969) ~~

  • 5 years ago

    seven years ago....... wow

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