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Mr. Otis"s speech in Congress, on the sedition law

Otis, Harrison Gray

Mr. Otis"s speech in Congress, on the sedition law

with remarks by the "Examiner" on this important subject

by Otis, Harrison Gray

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Published by Hews & Goss in [Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lyon, Matthew, -- 1749-1822,
  • Alien and Sedition laws, 1798

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesSelected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 57860
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination35 p.
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14662982M

    Sedition Act of Concern over disloyalty during wartime provided the backdrop for the second Sedition Act in U.S. history. In April , the United States entered World War I when Congress declared war against Germany and its allies. A month later, the Selective Service Act reinstated the military draft. "And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, whenever he may deem it necessary (for the public safety, to order to be removed out of the territory thereof, any alien who mayor shall be in prison in pursuance of this act; and to cause to be arrested and sent out of the United States such of those aliens as shall have been ordered to depart.

    American legal thought. This account of Otis’s speech before Congress is taken from Annals of Congress, 5th Cong., 2d sess. (J ), Mr. OTIS said the professions of attachment to the Constitution, made by the gentleman from Virginia [Republican John Nicholas, a critic of the sedition bill], are certainly honorable to. Congress repealed the Sedition Act on Dec. 13, However, large parts of the Espionage Act remain in force. In , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in New York Times v.

    • made it a crime to write or say anything insulting or false against the President, Congress, or the government. • punished violators with fines up to $2, and prison sentences of up to two years. •led to ten convictions in and In the Sedition Law speech, above referred to, Mr. Douglas went so far as to justify the crime of disunion unless Congress should en- act the sort of law which he there proposed. As he is now charging disunion quite furious- ly against the Breckinridge faction, it is pro- per to show that less than one year ago he was encouraging the same thing.


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Title: Mr. Otis's speech in Congress, on the sedition law: with remarks by the "Examiner" on this important : Harrison Gray OtisPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, contains a collection of books, Author: Harrison Gray Otis.

Otis's speech in Congress on the sedition law: with remarks by the Examiner on this important subject. Mr. Otis's speech in Congress on the sedition law [microform]: with remarks by the Examiner on the sedition law book this important subject Printed by Hews & Goss Boston Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order.

Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against established authority.

Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in. Sedition and seditious libel were criminal offences under English common law, and are still criminal offences in Canada.

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that is deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order: if the statement is in writing or some other permanent form it is seditious libel.

The Sedition Act of (Pub.L. 65–, 40 Stat.enacted ) was an Act of the United States Congress that extended the Espionage Act of to cover a broader range of offenses, notably speech and the expression of opinion that cast the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government d by: the 65th United States Congress.

1 broadside. | Broadside listing the resolutions of the Massachusetts legislature, 2 Feb.in oposition to the Embargo Act of and the Enforcement Act of Jan. Free Speech Ends Where Sedition Begins.

became the law of the land init included an article treating freedom of speech and of expression as a. Mr Najib said the sedition law would be replaced with a National Harmony Act. Over the last year a string of sedition charges sparked fears that the prime minister would backtrack on his promise.

Dating to the colonial era, sedition charges have been applied broadly in successive governments, often targeting political opponents rather than people inciting violence, which is the aim of the law. Sedition in India is defined by section A of the Indian Penal Code.

Section A was introduced by the British colonial government in when it felt the need for a specific section to deal with the radical Wahabi movement of the 19th century, led by Syed Ahmed Barelvi and centred around Patna. Section A of IPC Section A states: “Whoever, by words, either. In creating the Sedition Act ofCongress shored up the Espionage Act of to cover a wider range of offenses.

These included speeches, and other expressions of any opinion that cast the U.S. government, or the war effort, in a negative way. The Sedition Act. It also covered speech that interfered with the sale of government bonds.

So inCongress passed the Sedition Act, an law that extended the Espionage Act of to cover a broader range of offenses, including speech and the expression of opinion that was critical of the government or the war effort of which cast them in a negative light or interfered with the sale of government bonds.

Recent cases of Hardik Patel and JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar being charged with sedition, a law first introduced by the British, has raised a lot of curiosity amongst those who don't quite understand the law relating to it.

Black's Law Dictiona. The law allowed the truth of the critical remarks to stand as an ab-solute defense against the charge of sedition and specified that the jury, not the judge, should decide whether the words used violated the law.

Finally, the law was to expire not at. The law was originally drafted by Thomas Macaulay; It was not a part of IPC in the s and was even dropped from the law.

It was introduced in the IPC in the year ; Many Indian freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi and Bal Gangadhar Tilak, were charged with sedition during freedom struggle.

From the front flap of this page book: "'Crisis in Freedom' covers the years when the Federalists had become the party of extreme conservatism and were taking advantage of our undeclared war with France to brand the Jeffersonian Republicans as 'pro-French traitors'.5/5(1). The Supreme Court found that the law infringed on Brandenburg's First Amendment rights, and created the imminent lawless action test.

In order for speech to fall out of First Amendment protection, it must 1) be directed at producing imminent lawless action and 2) it is likely to produce such action. READ MORE. The Sedition Act. Sedition Act passed by Federalist-dominated Congress mainly to silence opposition newspapers; Sedition Act allowed truth as a defense, required trial by jury; But Republican opponents argued the act was a grave offense to the free speech guarantees of the First Amendment.

Description Less than a decade after the Bill of Rights was passed and freedom of speech and of the press was guaranteed, Congress passed a series of laws that severely limited that right. During a stressful time of a quasi-war with France and the birth of the two-party system, the party in power (the Federalists) created the Alien and Sedition acts to limit the political.

Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States—was not a free-speech absolutist. When, in a letter to Abigail Adams, he condemned the notorious Sedition Act of —which punished certain political speech and actually sent not a few anti-Federalist editors to jail—Jefferson’s opposition was based on a Author: Henry Mark Holzer.] On the Sedition Bill Fellow-citizens, whatever may be the motives of those who en-acted it, this law seems pregnant with danger to the public interest and the principles of republican freedom.

Think well, before you vote in future for those who were prominent in supporting it. T.C.sedition: 1 n an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government Type of: infraction, infringement, misdemeanor, misdemeanour, violation a crime less serious than a felony.