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Gilbert v. Minnesota
Supreme Court of the United States
254 U.S. 325 (1920)
A Minnesota statute prohibited any form of speech that discouraged others from enlisting in the army or to otherwise aid or assist the United States in its war efforts. While the United States was at war with Germany during World War I, Gilbert (defendant) publicly gave a speech denouncing the United States’ involvement in the war and discouraging men to enlist in the army. Gilbert was indicted and charged for violating the Minnesota statute. Gilbert appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (McKenna, J.)
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