Photo of a 1914 anarchist rally in New York's Union Square.

Abrams v. United States 1919

In the waning months of World War I, in August 1918, a group of Russian immigrants was arrested in New York City and charged with violating the Sedition Act of 1918, which made it a crime to "willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of the Government of the United States"...

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