Imminent lawless action?

Friends:  The things we’re studying academically are becoming more and more relevant by the minute to what will affect our immediate lives.

As we saw in Chapter 4, speech that advocates violence is protected by the First Amendment if it is sufficiently vague and abstract, but not if it attempts to incite “imminent lawless action.”  The big question now is, might we see Donald Trump facing charges of inciting a riot, for the remarks he makes at rallies that seem to encourage violence against protesters?

In this article, the message seems to be that it probably won’t happen this time, but it could happen at some point.

Again, this week’s Tuesday primaries are going to be huge.  You should all be looking in on news sites Tuesday night.  In addition to anywhere else you look, please be glancing in regularly at http://www.politico.com.

 

 

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