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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The Trinidad and Tobago government says it has no intention of 'selectively or preferentially' carrying out the laws of the island after several opposition, trade union and the media association here called for a repeal or revision of the Sedition Act.
Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh has expressed disagreement with Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa's intention to include laws to curb hate speech as part of the Sedition Act 1948.
This was the same John McCain who, having been caught in a web of campaign finance corruption as one of "The Keating Five," attempted to recover his virginity by co-sponsoring the infamous Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold), which might more accurately have been named the Congressional Incumbents' Protection Act, the most outrageous assault on the core purpose of the First Amendment since the Wilson Administration's Sedition Act of 1918 and the Adams Administration's Sedition Act of 1798.
He covers colonial American law, the Constitutional Convention and The Federalist papers, the Judiciary Act of 1789, important individuals 1789-1800, the John Jay court: September 1789 to June 1795, the John Rutledge court: June to December 1795, the Oliver Ellsworth court: March 1796 to September 1800, the Supreme Court and the Alien and Sedition Act cases, and presidents Washington and Adams and the law.
1798 - US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government.
(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. (10) In what has been traditionally understood as expansions in free speech protections starting with Justice Holmes in more modern times are actually better understood as a consistent legal test applied to increasingly reliable information about the demonstrable effects of speech.
27 -- Malaysian political cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is popularly known, was arrested on Saturday under the country's Sedition Act for cartoons that allegedly insulted Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The Alien Act gave the president the power to deport 'all such aliens as he shall judge danger ous to the peace and safety of the United States.' The Sedition Act provided that, 'if any person shall write, print, utter, or publish...
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it was still waiting for a Singapore court to sentence the Filipino nurse who was convicted on Wednesday under the island republic's Sedition Act.
The Sedition Act was one of a series of laws that were meant to be repealed.
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".
Meantime, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said it continues to extend the necessary assistance to a Filipino nurse who was charged this week under the Sedition Act in Singapore.