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Fiske v. Kansas Brief

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Adrianna Bassard

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of Fiske v. Kansas Brief

By Adrianna Bassard Fiske v Kansas What is it? Fiske was a resident of Kansas who believed that industry in the United States should be changed because until the working class had good things in life, we would not attain peace. Why? Fiske was found guilty of the act of criminal syndicalism which refers to criminal action in order to achieve an industrial or political revolution. The Conflict It was not clear, however, if the Syndicalism Act in applied with the Due Process clause. The true beliefs and practices of Fiske and his organization could not be proved. This led him to the Supreme Court. The Decision In this case, the Syndicalism Act was in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment which started the due process clause. The State Court's decision was reversed finding Fiske not guilty of any crime. The Influence The Due Process clause was supported even more because of the decision of Fiske v Kansas. The Influence The Imminent lawless action clause was also supported as strong evidence is needed in order to convict one of such a crime. Conclusion Because of this court case, the importance the Due Process clause has in the United States was dictated.
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