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Dennis v. United States
The Petitioners, leaders of the Communist Party including Dennis (Petitioners), were indicted and convicted for violation of the conspiracy provisions of the Act. The Court of Appeals held that the record supports the following broad conclusions: (i) that the Communist Party is a highly disciplined organization that is rigidly controlled; (ii) that Communists tolerate no dissension from the policy laid down by the guiding forces and (iii) that literature of the Party and statements by its leaders, Petitioners here, advocate the general goal of the Party, which is to achieve a successful overthrow of the existing order by force and violence.
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