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1798 Sedition Act
makes it a crime to criticize the gov. in speech or writin. The law is not renewed after the election of 1800.
Eleven American Communists
1951 are convicted of sedition for advocating the overthrow of the government. Supreme Court decides that the first amendment does not protect them in Dennis v. US
1971 US v. NY Times
nyt published pentagon papers about v. war. The SC upholds the paper's right to do so.
1919 Schneck v. US
sc rules that sending written material to draftees urging them to resist the draft is unlawful because it creates "clear and present danger" to national security
1969 Tinker v. Des Moines
1st amendment protects students who wear armbands in school to protest the vietnam war
Texas v. johnson
the burning of an american flag is protected by 1st amendment 1989