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Trump cleared of inciting riot at 2016 Kentucky election rally

The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals thwarted a lawsuit charging President Donald Trump with inciting violence by urging crowds to remove protesters from a Kentucky campaign rally. The court ruled that Trump did not explicitly advocate the use of violence to remove the protesters. (Politico, September 11, 2018, by Josh Gerstein)

The court also found that  Trump did not incite his followers to riot under Kentucky law in that Trump was only asking them to remove a small number of protesters and after the order to get them out of here said “don’t hurt ’em.” The court also cited the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brandenburg v Ohio the held that only explicit and implicit speech that encourages violence is beyond First Amendment protection. (Reason, September 11, 2018, by Eugene Volokh)

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