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a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged

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(4) Holmes concluded that the printing and distribution of the circulars did not present a clear and present danger. "[N]obody," he said, "can suppose that the surreptitious publishing of a silly leaflet by an unknown man, without more, would present any immediate danger that its opinions would hinder the success of the government arms or have any appreciable tendency to do so." (5) But had Holmes concluded that the leaflets did present a clear and present danger of persuading others of the truth of the defendants' perspective, such that opposition to the draft and other war activities increased by some unspecified degree, the clear and present danger test would have intervened to disrupt the "free trade in ideas" (6) that Holmes praised.
That year also brought Ford's second and best go-round as Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger," based on the 1989 novel.
"It is a clear and present danger to the future of the game in Scotland."
He said: "I think the double blow suffered by regional theatres, not just the cuts in their Arts Council funding but the cuts in local authority funding puts them in clear and present danger".
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.
Though threats that present a "clear and present danger" have never been afforded first amendment protections, some courts are still finding that for a threat to be punishable, the threat must meet the objective "true threat" test (e.g., Lovell v.
Speech could be limited, he also wrote, only if it led to a situation that would "create a clear and present danger." That same year, he amplified what this might mean.
America's war on terrorism is fraught with danger, including the clear and present danger to civil liberties in America.
In the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., the threat posed by chemical and biological weapons has instantaneously evolved from hypothetical nightmare to clear and present danger. Under this new set of circumstances, any addition to the body of scientific knowledge about the health effects of chemical or biological agents is particularly timely.
But with diseases like hepatitis B or AIDS, which are difficult to catch, carriers do not pose a clear and present danger to others.
He borrowed it, quoting Philip Noyce, the director of Clear and Present Danger. Noyce was not happy that TV's JAG used scenes from Clear and Present Danger without permission.
President Clinton said that Saddam Hussein poses 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." Holmes's casual "clear and present danger" aside soon became the judiciary's test for regulating speech; it remained the analytical standard in sedition cases until the 1950s.