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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Abrams v. United States
Citation:250 U.S. 616 (1919)
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Defendants were convicted of conspiring to violate the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Supreme court affirmed. The Court stated that the claim that the Act conflicts with the First Amendment was sufficiently discussed and definitely negatived in Schenck v. U.S. Here, the leaflets said that the President’s cowardly silence about the intervention in Russia reveals the hypocrisy of the plutonic gang in Washington. The other leaflet distributed by the defendants said that America together with the Allies will march for Russia to help the Czecko-Slovaks in their struggle against the Bolsheviki and that this time the hypocrites shall not fool the Russian emigrants and friends of Russia in America. The defendants were imposed to twenty years of imprisonment.
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