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Red Monday and Its Aftermath: The Supreme Court's Flip-Flop Over Communism in the Late 1950s

@article{Elias2014RedMA,
  title={Red Monday and Its Aftermath: The Supreme Court's Flip-Flop Over Communism in the Late 1950s},
  author={Elizabeth J. Elias},
  journal={Hofstra Law Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={16}
}
On October 14, 1949, after what was then the longest federal criminal trial in the history of the United States, 1 a New York jury convicted eleven top officials of the American Communist Party of violating the Smith Act, 2 a statute that made it a criminal offense to advocate or teach the forcible or violent overthrow of the U.S. government. 3 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, with an opinion penned by Judge Learned Hand, affirmed the convictions, stating that Americans “must… Expand
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