clear and present danger


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a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged

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Its current state is a clear and present danger to the euro zone and the moment of truth is fast approaching," he added.
I did not feel that such legislation was in the public interest and presented a clear and present danger to law abiding citizens by placing more handguns on the streets.
It's clear now that the bigots who dominate the Republican Party are a clear and present danger.
But with diseases like hepatitis B or AIDS, which are difficult to catch, carriers do not pose a clear and present danger to others.
Noyce was not happy that TV's JAG used scenes from Clear and Present Danger without permission.
Whatever danger Saddam Hussein may pose in the future, he is not a clear and present danger to the peace of the world.
The address on the vehicle registration was considered sufficient for probable cause in Llaguno because the crimes were serious and the killer posed a clear and present danger.
Writing for the Court, Oliver Wendell Holmes explained that the utterances at issue "are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.
Firing the entire central office staff will create a clear and present danger to our school children.