Supreme Court Summaries

Abrams v. United States

  • Last updated on March 25, 2021

Significance: Oliver Wendell Holmes, in his dissent to this 1919 case in which the Supreme Court upheld convictions of Russian anarchists on sedition charges, clarified and limited the clear and present danger test he had created. In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction and lengthy prison terms of five Russian anarchists who […]

Read More