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Library of Congress: The U.S. Supreme Court in 1925

Gitlow v. People of New York

By June 8, 1925

In Gitlow v. New York, the Supreme Court upholds under the New York criminal anarchy statute Benjamin Gitlow’s conviction for writing and distributing “The Left Wing Manifesto.” The Court assumes, however, that the free speech clause of the First Amendment applies to the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.


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