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Reynolds v United States ArguedDecided-1878 1st amendment-religion Reynolds a Mormon in Utah married a second wife in breach of pertinent the Utahl law He argued that it was his duty to practice polygamy as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints He requested the court to instruct the jury that if they found that he had married in pursuance of and conformity with what he believed at the time to be a religious duty their verdict should be not guilty The Court had to decide if the Utah law violated the first amendment The court instructed the jury that if Reynolds under the influence of a religious belief that it was right had deliberately married a second time having a first wife living the want of consciousness of evil intent--the want of understanding on his part that he was committing crime--did not excuse him but the law inexorably in such cases implies criminal intent Schenck v United States Argued-1919 Decided-1919 1st amendment-freedom of speech During World War I Schenck mailed letters to draftees saying how they shouldnt give into the capitalist system and to petition to repeal the Conscription Act Schenck was then charged with conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act by attempting to cause insubordination in the military and to obstruct recruitment The Court had to decide whether Schencks actions protected by the 1st amendment-freedom of speech Holmes speaking for a unanimous Court ruled concluded that Schenck was protected in this particular situation During wartime utterances tolerable in peacetime may be punished Gitlow v New York ArguedReargued-1923 Decided-1925 1st amendment-freedom of speech and press publication Gitlow a socialist was arrested for handing out copies of a left-wing manifesto In the hand out it called for institution of socialism through strikes and class action of any form Gitlow was convicted under a state criminal anarchism law which punished supporters of the overthrow of the government by force Gilow stated
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