Schacht v. United States

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In Schacht v. United States, 398 U.S. 58 (1970), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court held that there is a free speech right to discredit the military in theatrical performances that include wearing a military uniform. A conviction under federal law was thereby reversed.

Justice White wrote a concurrence, joined by two other Justices, which argued for leaving to a jury whether the conviction at issue was a legitimate theatrical performance.

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