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Background[ edit ] Following the Red Scare of —20, a variety of leftists, either anarchistssympathizers with the Bolshevik Revolutionlabor activists, or members of a communist or socialist party, were convicted for violating the Espionage Act of and Sedition Act of on the basis of their writings or statements.
His trial lasted from January 22 to February 5, His defense contended that the Manifesto represented historical analysis rather than advocacy.
He was convicted on February 11 and sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison. He served more than two years at Sing Sing prison before his motion to appeal was granted and he was released on bail. State courts of appeal upheld his conviction. If it determined that such a challenge lay within the scope of its authority, then it had to review the application of the law to the case at hand, the specific violation of the statute.
It upheld Gitlow's conviction 7—2, with Brandeis and Holmes dissenting on the grounds that even "indefinite" advocacy of overthrowing government should be protected speech. Baltimore32 U. New York partly reversed that precedent and began a trend toward its nearly complete reversal.
The Supreme Court now holds that almost every provision of the Bill of Rights applies to both the federal government and the states.
The Supreme Court relied on the " due process clause" of the Fourteenth Amendmentwhich prohibits a state from depriving "any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
The Court used the doctrine first enunciated in Gitlow in other cases, such as De Jonge v. OregonU. ColoradoU.
WainwrightU. Constitutional scholars refer to this as the " incorporation doctrine ," meaning that the Supreme Court has identified rights specified in the Bill of Rights and incorporated them into the liberties covered by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Recently, the Supreme Court, see, McDonald v. Chicagofound the 2nd Amendment Right to " Free speech[ edit ] The Court upheld Gitlow's conviction on the basis that the government may suppress or punish speech that directly advocates the unlawful overthrow of the government and it upheld the constitutionality of the state statute at issue, which made it a crime to advocate the duty, need, or appropriateness of overthrowing government by force or violence.
Justice Edward Terry Sanford 's majority opinion attempted to define more clearly the " clear and present danger " test developed a few years earlier in Schenck v. United StatesU.
He embraced "the bad tendency test" found in Shaffer v. United StatesF. Joined by Brandeis, he argued that Gitlow presented no present danger because only a small minority of people shared the views presented in the manifesto and because it directed an uprising at some "indefinite time in the future.
Al Smith pardoned him, saying that while Gitlow had been "properly and legally convicted", he needed to consider "whether or not he has been sufficiently punished for a political crime.Gitlow v. New York, U.S. (), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States holding that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution had extended the reach of certain limitations on federal government authority set forth in the First Amendment—specifically the provisions protecting freedom of speech and freedom of the press—to the governments of the.
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