The Fight for Civil Liberties

July 1929
New Republic;7/24/29, Vol. 59 Issue 764, p246
Focuses on the state of civil liberties in the United States by discussing the report of the Civil Liberties Union. Attitude of the Union on the part of the press toward the cause of freedom of speech; Disappointment due to comment about the issue of the right of minorities to full and free expression of their particular beliefs, in the report; Estimation of total expenditures, for operating expenses and for campaign work in the budget of the Union; Decline in number of mob violence and lynching during the year as compared to previous year; Increase in meetings broken by police, arrests under local laws in free-speech; Inclusion of the issues such as the restriction on teaching evolution, denial of citizenship to pacifists refusing to bear arms and the growing invasion of the rights of defendants in criminal trials in the report.


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