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Civil Liberties II Tuesday, January 29, 2008 10:25 AM 1. Is waterboarding torture?  It's a technique used to simulate drowning. Technique used in North Korea, Former Soviet Union, North Vietnam to elicit  confessions from captive soldiers. US interrogated senior Al Qaeda officials with this in 2006 and declared that it's  not torture 2. Freedom of Expression The right to free speech is not absolute There are restrictions on seditious speech. i.e.,  forbade people from  advocating the violent overthrow of the government. Since the 1960s, the court has defined seditious speech to mean only the  advocacy of immediate and concrete acts of violence against the government. Tests and doctrines developed by the court to use in deciding whether freedom  of speech and the press can be restrained: Clear and present dancer test: gov't should be allowed to restrain speech  only when that speech clearly presents an immediate threat to public order.  Schenck vs. US (1919). Smith Act of 1940- made it illegal to advocate the violent overthrow of the 
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