In Abrams v. United States, the government prosecuted five people for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. The government claimed the people, including Jacob Abrams, distributed pamphlets in New York condemning the actions taken by the U.S. government in World War I. Having been found guilty at trial, the defendants appealed their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although their convictions were upheld by the Supreme Court, the case became a landmark Supreme Court decision because Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote a dissenting ...

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