Tag: free speech

This Day in History- The Sedition Act of 1918

The Sedition Act, enacted on May 18th, 1918, was an addition to the Espionage Act of 1917. The Espionage Act made it a crime to interfere with military operations or recruitment, insubordination in the military, and to give support to United States enemies during wartime. The Sedition Act went a step further to establish that anyone who shall “willfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere” in United States military operations, or “shall willfully make or convey...

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Freedom only goes so far

Rarely do things in the legal world surprise me, anymore.  Disbelief, maybe, but not surprise.  Take, for instance the case of U.S. v. Osinger.  Seems Mr. Osinger and the love of his life had a falling out, after only 9 months, and she left him.  Seems Mr. Osinger didn’t like that and begged her to come back.  He didn’t just beg her, he texted her, he “threatened” to post pictures of her on the Internet, he, well, he was a real pain in her backside and he continued to be...

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