Analyzing Supreme Court Cases

Can Government Limit Free Speech?

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Schenk v. United States, 1919
Abrams v. United States, 1919

When does Holmes think the Government can restrict speech?


What does Holmes mean by referring to the " free trade in ideas?"


Do you think the government should ever be allowed to restrict free speech? why or why not?


Why dod you think Holmes regarded Schenk as a much more immediate danger than Abrams? What was the difference between their actions?


Do you think some limits on freedom of speech should exist? explain


Can you think of how in recent years our civil liberties have been infringed upon?


What do you think about it?