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Masses Publishing Co. v. Patten
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Plaintiff applies for a preliminary injunction against Patten, the Defendant postmaster of New York (Defendant), to forbid his refusal to accept its magazine in the mails. In July 1917, the Defendant, acting upon the direction of the Postmaster General, advised the Plaintiff that the August issue of Plaintiff’s revolutionary journal would be denied mails under the Act. Defendant claimed that the August issue tended to produce violations of the Act, encourage enemies of the United States and hamper the Government in the conduct of war.
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