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Library of Congress: Oliver Wendell Holmes, three-quarter length portrait, seated in library, facing left, wearing judicial robe

Frohwerk v. United States

By March 10, 1919

In Frohwerk v. United States, a unanimous Supreme Court, per Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, upheld the conviction under the Espionage Act of 1917 of a German-language newspaper editor who in a series of articles denounced the government’s involvement in foreign wars.


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