By the time Abrams v. U.S. reached the Supreme Court, curbs on political speech had been addressed in three unanimous cases decided in March 1919, marking the first time the court dealt with free-speech challenges to a federal law. All three opinions, which upheld the convictions of political radicals opposed to U.S. involvement in World War I, were penned by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and reflected the prevailing view that wartime exigencies justified the abridgment of free-speech rights. … [Read more...] about November 10, 1919
As 1918 drew to a close, Americans began a “return to normalcy.” To most, this meant an end to the sacrifices of the Great War. But to U.S. industry, it meant a renewal of deep-seated conflicts between labor and capital. The National War Labor Board had helped set aside disputes in the vital coal, steel and transportation industries, and with its expiration a new generation of corporate managers grew anxious to throttle back the emerging power of labor unions. … [Read more...] about Sept. 22, 1919: The Great Steel Strike of 1919
Second start Catherine Sandoval, a former CPUC commissioner who teaches energy law at Santa Clara University, wrote an article Wednesday recommending 10 regulatory goals to help prevent utility-sparked wildfires. For the six years she served on the commission, ending last year, she warned of safety risks inherent in the maintenance and monitoring of equipment. In an interview Friday, she said she worried PG&E and other companies are “running to failure.” … [Read more...] about It was originally built in 1919. What failed on PG&E tower at heart of Camp Fire probe?
“But when men have realized that time has upset many fighting faiths, they may come to believe even more than they believe the very foundations of their own conduct that the ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas—that the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon which their wishes safely can be carried out.” … [Read more...] about How 2 Supreme Court cases from 1919 shaped the next century of First Amendment law
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