A re-print within a re-print?  Does the same thing just go ’round and ’round, or does change really happen?

Or… does someone advocating real change really get sidelined?  Apparently so, as Mr. Broslawsky, even though he lost the election, was soon chilled by the threat of the California Criminal Syndicalism Act when he returned to his day job.  Would he prosecuted for influencing young minds?  In 1969, 2 years after his run, he took the opportunity to stand with John Harris, Jr. who had actually been charged with violating the Act, and was making an appeal to stop the case from proceeding.

You may find it interesting as to why 2 others joined in as Appellees… seems that there was much pressure on those who held similar beliefs to those that, today, Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders is still yet espousing.    If you are interested, head toward Younger v.  Harris (1971) (yes, nearly 2 more years went by from challenge to decision) and, of course, visit the case that was in line with Harris’ view, Brandenburg v. Ohio.

Will just add this one other note… even concert promoters here in LA took to protesting the California Criminal Syndicalism Act as it seemed conceivable there could be a ruling against bands who ‘incited’ their audiences.  (Yup, you can check with our Archive Services for something more on that… for instance, there’s a full page ad in the LA Free Press making the argument against it 🙂