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Abrams v. United States

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Politics.

250 U.S. 616 (1919) Vote: 7–2 For the Court: Clarke Dissenting: Holmes and Brandeis

250 U.S. 616 (1919)

Vote: 7–2

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Hudson & Goodwin, United States v.

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

7 Cranch (11 U.S.) 32 (1812), submitted without oral argument, decided 13 Feb. or 14 March 1812 by unknown vote. In this case the Supreme Court put an end to a decade-long dispute between...

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Samuel Chase

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(February–March 1805) Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland, a principal author of the Maryland Constitution of 1776, and an associate justice of the U.S....

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Schenck v. United States

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

249 U.S. 47 (1919) Vote: 9–0 For the Court: Holmes

249 U.S. 47 (1919)

Vote: 9–0

For the Court: Holmes

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Sedition Act Trials

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In 1798, at the height of American fears that contagion from the radicalism of the French Revolution or from Irish immigrants would roil America, Congress passed the Alien and Sedition ...

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Speech and the Press

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Freedom of speech and the press is perhaps the best-known principle of American law. The First Amendment epitomizes the limitations placed on government by the Bill of Rights. Jurists and...

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