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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Earlier in his career he had been sympathetic to the French Revolution, but with the passage of the Sedition Act he atoned for his youthful indiscretion.
Nineteen ninety-eight is the 200th anniversary of an event that I trust no one will care to celebrate: the Sedition Act of 1798, the single most egregious violation of freedom of speech in American history.
These include the 1948 Sedition Act, the 1959 Prevention of Crime Act, the 1984 Printing Presses and Publications Act, the 2012 Peaceful Assembly Act, and the 2012 Security Offences (Special Measures) Act.
9) The commitment to an evidence test is demonstrated by the swift political blowback and legal amending during and after the passage of the Sedition Act.
In 1901, after Spain had sold the Philippines to the US, the American colonial government passed the Sedition Act, prohibiting any form of advocacy for independence.
The documents include the Sedition Act, President Franklin D.
The package is known today mostly for its notorious Sedition Act, a measure of dubious constitutionality that allowed the imprisonment and prosecution of opposition newspaper editors who published content maligning the Federalist administration of John Adams.
The Sedition Act provided that, 'if any person shall write, print, utter, or publish.
The Americans had an urgent need for impact projects; despite the Sedition Act of 1901, the Brigandage and Reconcentration Laws of 1903, Filipino "insurgents" were not being quelled with thrilling briskness.
The Alien Act never actually led to deportations, and the Sedition Act, though unconstitutional, was nonetheless a war measure never designed to outlast the Quasi-War crisis.
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.