Schenck v. United States (1919) - Schenck v United States(1919 Facts During World War 1 Charles Schenck and Elizabeth Baer distributed leaflets

Schenck v. United States (1919) - Schenck v United...

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Schenck v. United States (1919) Facts:During World War 1, Charles Schenck and Elizabeth Baer distributed leaflets declaring drafting violates the 13th Amendment. This convinced the public to disobey the drafting order. Schenck was charged with conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of 1917,writing or speaking anything that compromises America during a time of war was illegal. Schenck and Baer were convicted of violating this law. Issue:Schenck believed it violated their 1st Amendment. Holding:The Court held that the Espionage Act did not violate

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