Inciting, Requesting, Provoking, or Persuading Others to Commit Crimes: The Legacy of Schenck and Abrams in Free Speech Jurisprudence

13 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2019

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Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

In this article I compare the original clear and present danger cases, Schenck and Abrams, with the Supreme Court’s later amendment of the test in Brandenberg. I raise some problems with the latter case’s test and ask whether the Court has really made any progress.

Keywords: Clear and Present Danger, Imminence, Content Neutrality, Incitement, Intent

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Lawrence, Inciting, Requesting, Provoking, or Persuading Others to Commit Crimes: The Legacy of Schenck and Abrams in Free Speech Jurisprudence (2019). SMU Law Review, Forthcoming; San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 19-405 (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3448670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3448670

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