The Ephemeral Nature of Landmark Cases

Michael Belknap talked about Dennis v. United States, a “landmark” case even if time and other cases have changed the legal… read more

Michael Belknap talked about Dennis v. United States, a “landmark” case even if time and other cases have changed the legal landscape. Eugene Dennis, the general secretary of the Communist Party USA, was convicted under the Smith Act of 1940 for conspiring and organizing the overthrow and destruction of the United States government by force and violence. The Supreme Court in 1950 affirmed this conviction. close

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The Ephemeral Nature of Landmark Cases

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 14, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 15, 2008

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  • Jun 14, 2008 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 2008 | 2:09am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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