Sedition Act

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Sedition Act:

see Alien and Sedition ActsAlien and Sedition Acts,
1798, four laws enacted by the Federalist-controlled U.S. Congress, allegedly in response to the hostile actions of the French Revolutionary government on the seas and in the councils of diplomacy (see XYZ Affair), but actually designed to destroy Thomas
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Moving on to the World War I era, Napolitano analyzes Woodrow Wilson's use of the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 to jail people for opposition to the war and his disregard of Americans' economic rights by increasing dramatically government intrusion into the economy to convert it from peacetime to wartime production.
Protesters were detained under the Sedition Act, and some opposition leaders have been rapped with travel bans.
The Sedition Act, which criminalises speech uttered"to excite disaffection" against the government, is one of this administration's favourite cudgels.
Before the 2013 poll he had promised to scrap the Sedition Act -- viewed as a relic of the British colonial era and a tool to gag free speech -- but has since announced the law would be retained and "strengthened".
Y Byd ar Bedwar travelled to Malaysia and spoke to one of the Commissioners who recommended that Mr Tan should be placed under criminal investigation under the Sedition Act 1948, the Prevention of Corruption Act 1961, the Legal Professional Act 1976, and the Official Secrets Act 1972 The Attorney General decided there was insufficient evidence to take a case to court and no one was charged with any criminal offence in relation to the allegations.
Brennan noted that the Sedition Act never had been tested in the Supreme Court.
A Malaysian dog trainer, accused of insulting Islam with her Eid greeting video, has been arrested and charged under the serious Sedition Act.
A year later Congress met President Woodrow Wilson's request for censorship power by passing the Sedition Act, criminalizing, among other things, "abusive language', about the government.
The legislation apparently wasn't Prussian enough and was soon joined by the Sedition Act, which made it a crime to "utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States.
Chidambaram requesting the Centre to revisit the Sedition Act and suitably amend it.
President Woodrow Wilson sought to intimidate critics of the US involvement in World War I by passing the Espionage Act of 1917, followed by the Sedition Act in 1918.
The Sedition Act, the Official Secrets Act, and the Criminal Defamation Act facilitate imprisonment of the opposition, while the effects of the repeal of yearly media permits arc severely undermined by the fact that the Malaysian government owns many of the country's largest media outlets.