by William H. Pruden III
America's cultural value on free expression makes conviction of far-right radicals on sedition charges unlikely. The Ft. Smith, Arkansas trial in 1988 was a PR victory for the far right when 14 defendants accused of plotting against the government were acquitted.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
by Brenda Wineapple
Wendell Bird argues that the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 were used more broadly than historians have recognized, and reflect a shakier foundation of free speech in the early Republic.
by Terri Diane Halperin
It’s a question we’ve been asking since the birth of the Republic.
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