You be the Judge!

In honor of Free Speech Week, the First Amendment Museum is letting you be the Judge! Every day this week we will provide you with a summary of a famous Supreme Court case involving free speech. Read the case and vote as though you were a Supreme Court Justice. All cases will be presented as a yes or no question. Leave your explanation in the comments! 

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Case: Schenck v. United States

Case: Schenck v. United States

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* 1. During World War I, two people were arrested for distributing leaflets declaring that the draft violated the Thirteenth Amendment prohibition against involuntary servitude. The leaflets urged the public to disobey the draft. They were soon arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the recently-passed Espionage Act of 1917 by attempting to cause insubordination in the military and to obstruct recruitment. They were convicted and later appealed saying that any governmental act that violated freedom of speech was unconstitutional.

Question: Should the government be able to restrict freedom of speech during a time of emergency, crisis, or danger?

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