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Preaching To The Court House And Judging In The Temple, Nathan B. Oman Jan 2009

Preaching To The Court House And Judging In The Temple, Nathan B. Oman

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Lincoln, Vallandingham, And Anti-War Speech In The Civil War, Michael Kent Curtis Dec 1998

Lincoln, Vallandingham, And Anti-War Speech In The Civil War, Michael Kent Curtis

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

In the early morning hours of May 5, 1863, Union soldiers forcibly arrested Clement L. Vallandigham, a prominent Democratic politician and former congressman, for an anti-war speech which he had given a few days earlier in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Vallandigham's arrest ignited debate about freedom of speech in a democracy during a time of war and the First Amendment rights of critics of an administration. This Article is one in a series by Professor Curtis which examines episodes in the history of free speech before and during the Civil War.

In this Article, Professor Curtis explores the First Amendment's guarantee …