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The Sedition Act and the Assault on Freedoms of Press and Speech: The Sitting Supreme Court Justices and the Trials

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 6 summarizes the fourteen recognized prosecutions of newspaper editors, politicians, and other citizens under the Sedition Act of 1798. It is the first book-length discussion of the Sedition ... More


Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Wendell Bird

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

The early Supreme Court justices wrestled with how much free press and speech is protected by the First Amendment, and with whether the Sedition Act of 1798 violated freedoms of press and speech. ... More


The Sedition Act and the Assault on Freedoms of Press and Speech: The Remaining Supreme Court Justices on the Sedition Act

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 8 discusses the other six early justices of the Supreme Court and their apparent opposition to the constitutionality of the Sedition Act, further stating that the initial justices and the ... More


Responsible Speech: Rights in a Culture of Obligation

Christopher Capozzola

in Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335491
eISBN:
9780199868971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335491.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on civil liberties during World War I. It shows that during America's first world war, a broad but tentative and fragmented coalition developed around the concept of civil ... More


The Sedition Act Controversy

in Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226240664
eISBN:
9780226240749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

As President George Washington and his administration tackled the problems confronting the young nation, they began implementing and testing the structures of the new constitutional system. The ... More


Extreme Speech and American Press Freedoms

David J. Bodney

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the American constitutional framework for addressing the challenge of extreme speech, with particular emphasis on the rights of the press. It argues that American media's usage ... More


Free Expression in the Nineteenth Century to 1865

in Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226240664
eISBN:
9780226240749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the status of free expression through the middle decades of the nineteenth century. The Sedition Act crisis arose within an overarching and decade-long dispute about the nature ... More


1798 (2): How to Think about the Sedition Act

in A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677231
eISBN:
9780226677224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677224.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The central point of contention in national politics during 1798 involved foreign policy. Revolutionary France's overbearing and erratic behavior had brought Franco-American relations to the breaking ... More


General Introduction: Free Speech, Democracy, and the Suppression of Extreme Speech Past and Present

James Weinstein and Ivan Hare

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In addition to introducing the general topics covered in the volume, this chapter sketches the ambivalent relationship between free speech and democracy that has existed since the birth of modern ... More


The Sedition Act of 1798 and the First First Amendment Crisis

in No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804745789
eISBN:
9780804763271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804745789.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In the summer of 1798 Congress passed and President Adams signed into law a battery of four statutes intended to safeguard domestic security. Three of the statutes dealt with the threats perceived to ... More


Sedition

Timothy Zick

in The First Amendment in the Trump Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190073992
eISBN:
9780190074029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073992.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the concept of “sedition” and efforts to suppress dissent and disloyalty. President Adams used the Sedition Act of 1798 to prosecute and jail his critics and political ... More


War, Media, and the Security of State and Capital

Lee Grieveson

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Lee Grieveson, explores the U.S. state’s use of cinema and its regulation of media and communication during World War I and in its immediate aftermath. It examines, in particular, ... More


An Imperfect War

Gerard N. Magliocca

in Washington's Heir: The Life of Justice Bushrod Washington

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780190947040
eISBN:
9780190947071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947040.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 5 recounts Bushrod Washington’s appointment to the Supreme Court and George Washington’s death. Bushrod’s relationship with his uncle deepened after George retired from the presidency. After ... More


The Contours of Repression

David M. Struthers

in The World in a City: Multiethnic Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042478
eISBN:
9780252051319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042478.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the World War One period in which the federal, state, and local governments in the United States, in addition to non-state actors, created one of the most severe eras of ... More


Two North Carolinians, Same Goal, Different Approaches: An Examination of the Political Lives and Philosophies of Nathaniel Macon and Archibald D. Murphey

Troy L. Kickler

in North Carolina's Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The volume’s final substantive essay compares and contrasts the public careers of two of the most important members of that generation of North Carolina politicians who rose to prominence after the ... More


“Salutary Collisions” and Multiple Discourses: A Farmer, a Lawyer, and Two Unknown Democrats

Robert W. T. Martin

in Government by Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738245
eISBN:
9780814738863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738245.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the views of four lesser-known theorists about the theory of dissentient democracy, all of whom emphasized the positive contribution of any and all dissent: John Thomson, ... More


Sexing the Internet: Censorship, Surveillance, and the Body Politic(s) of Malaysia

Heike Jensen, Jac sm Kee, Gayathry Venkiteswaran, and Sonia Randhawa

in Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016780
eISBN:
9780262298919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents a case study of Malaysia to illustrate gender bias in digital freedom of expression and privacy. Methods of censoring women’s point of view, including their structural and ... More


The Constitution during War and Peace (1917–45)

Steven A. Steinbach, Maeva Marcus, and Robert Cohen

in With Liberty and Justice for All?: The Constitution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197516317
eISBN:
9780197516348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516317.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The crowning achievement of feminists during the interwar years—securing the right to vote for women—would hardly have been possible without its far-more-despised constitutional companion, the ... More


1821: The Attorney General and the Rule of Law

in A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677231
eISBN:
9780226677224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677224.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

William Wirt was one of the greatest public lawyers of the early Republic. As a young Republican lawyer he was a member of the defense team representing the defendant in a notorious Sedition Act ... More


1800: Marshall and the Role of the Political Branches

in A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677231
eISBN:
9780226677224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677224.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

For less than six months, between December 1799 and May 1800, John Marshall served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Marshall's enduring fame rests, of course, on his much longer tenure as chief ... More


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