POLS 015B Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Espionage Act Of 1917, Substantive Rights, Due Process

119 views4 pages
14 Nov 2017
POLS 15B Lecture 11 Chapter 4 Discussion
I. Civil Rights
a. Places restrictions on government
II. Civil Liberties
a. civil liberties: rights given to individuals that cannot be infringed upon by
i. Protects individuals
b. Not intended to prevent government from doing its job
III. Liberties in the Bill of Rights
a. Two parts
i. Due process (why)
1. Amendments
a. 4th
b. 5th
c. 6th
d. 8th
ii. Substantive rights (when)
1. Amendments
a. 1st
b. 2nd
c. 3rd
2. Restrictions depending on specific legitimate public interest
IV. Sedition Act
a. Illegal to lie or spread rumors about government officials
V. Schenck v. U.S. (1919)
a. Restrictions on free speech
b. Espionage Act (1917)
i. Could not disobey military
c. Did not want to submit to draft (disobeyed military leaders)
d. Claimed that draft was unconstitutional
e. Was convicted and then said this action violated 1st amendment
f. Justices ruled against Schenck
i. Government granted power to raise military
ii. Free speech is limited
1. “clear and present danger” test
VI. Abrams v. U.S. (1919)
a. Expansion of free speech
b. WWI
i. Russia vs. U.S.
ii. Decided to cause revolution in Russia
iii. Lenin was sent over to Russia to instigate revolution
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get OneClass Notes+

Unlimited access to class notes and textbook notes.

YearlyBest Value
75% OFF
$8 USD/m
$30 USD/m
You will be charged $96 USD upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.