United States Supreme Court. DENNIS v. UNITED STATES(1951) No. 336 Argued: December 4, 1950 Decided: June 4, 1951. 1. As construed and applied in this case, 2 (a) (1), 2 (a) (3) and 3 of the Smith Act, 54 Stat. 671, making it a crime for any person knowingly or willfully to advocate the overthrow or destruction of the Government of the United States by force or violence, to organize or help to ... In March 1919, while Abrams and his compatriots were appealing their case, the Supreme Court heard two other First Amendment cases dealing with the convictions of antiwar socialists -- Schenck v. United States and Debs v. In both cases the Court unanimously upheld the defendants' convictions under...

United States, 250 U.S. 616 , 40 S. Ct. 17, but the convictions that I expressed in that case are too deep for it to be possible for me as yet to believe that it and Schaefer v. United States, 251 U.S. 466 , 40 S. Ct. 259, have settled the law. Morse v. Frederick (2007) Summary The decision in one of the most important student speech cases to reach the Court in decades came at the end of last term. The case, Morse v. Frederick, concerned the rights of a public school student to unfurl a banner reading “Bong hits 4 Jesus” at a school-sponsored event […]