Abrams v. United States
Significance, In Uncharted Territory, Creating The Surveillance State, Anarchists And War, Trial And Appeal
Jacob Abrams, Mollie Steimer, Hyman Lachowsky, Samuel Lipman
That they were not legally convicted of conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of 1917.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Robert T. Stewart
Justices for the Court
John Hessin Clarke (writing for the Court), William Rufus Day, Charles Evans Hughes, Joseph McKenna, James Clark McReynolds, Willis Van Devanter, Edward Douglass White
Louis D. Brandeis, Oliver Wendell Holmes
Date of Decision
10 November 1919
Upheld the conviction and the Espionage Act as constitutional.
- Patterson v. Colorado, 205 U.S. 454 (1907).
- Schenk v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919).
- Frohwerk v. United States, 249 U.S. 204 (1919).
- Debs v. United States, 249 U.S. 211 (1919).
Biskupic, Joan and Elder Witt. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 1997.
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