clear and present danger

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a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged

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In the North and South, advocates of suppression invoked the bad tendency test.
Republican Senator Hale explicitly rejected the bad tendency test, and implicitly so did many more.
In effect, such an approach revives the bad tendency test.
The Brandeis rule depends on a corollary without which much of the difference between the Brandeis test and the bad tendency test would disappear.
She warns that the rejection of the bad tendency test and other aspects of current doctrine--viewpoint neutrality, counter speech as the preferred remedy for evil ideas, and the view that "there is no such thing as a false idea"-- are being adhered to with "fundamentalist zeal.