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Unformatted text preview: Example MC 3080 Section 3 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Summary Schenck v. United States; Baer v. United States , 249 U.S. 47 (1919) Schenck v. United States , which is considered concurrently with Baer v. United States , is significant for mass communication professionals because that U.S. Supreme Court created the Clear and Present Danger Test, which established that certain expressive activities pose such an immediate threat of harm that the activities are not considered expression protected by the First Amendment (Schenck, pp. 52-53). Schenck and Baer, members of the Sot Party, were charged for violating the Espionage Act by conspiracy of printing and distributing 15,000 documents encouraging drafted men to resist the draft. The Espionage Act is a United States federal law passed on June 15,1917. The act made it a crime for a person to cause or attempt to cause interference with recruitment of the United States military and navy (Schenck, pp. 48-51). Schenck and Baer challenged the the United States military and navy (Schenck, pp....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course MC 3080 taught by Professor Day during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
- Fall '08
- Mass Communication