Brandenburg vs Ohio

Basic Facts

Brandenburg, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, gave a speech at a rally in Ohio, and the state of Ohio convicted Brandenburg for violating violent rallying, but he argued that he had the right of free speech, and the State Court’s decision violated the 1st amendment.

Constitutional Reference

Did Ohio’s Criminal Syndicalism Law, prohibiting public speech that advocates various illegal activities, violate Brandenburg’s right to free speech as protected by the First and Fourth Amendments?