A Survey of Supreme Court Decisions Involving The Smith Act and The McCarran Act of 1950

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government, law, United States Supreme Court, Smith Act, McCarran Act, anti-communism


American Politics | Law | Political Science | Politics and Social Change | Supreme Court of the United States | United States History


A prudent government is duty bound to protect itself against those persons who would undermine its institutions and jeopardize its safety. In a democratic society it is imperative that this important job be accomplished by the right people, using the right methods, according to the right standards, and for the right motives. A free society cannot smugly operate on the principle that the end justifies the means. It must constantly scrutenize the means to be sure that the costs of national security, in terms of sacrifice of individual freedoms, are not excessive.

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