clear and present danger

Definition of "clear and present danger"
  1. A situation where speech or actions could potentially cause immediate harm or disruption, losing First Amendment protections
How to use "clear and present danger" in a sentence
  1. The suspect's threats were considered a clear and present danger, justifying immediate action.
  2. Spreading untrue panic-inducing information during an emergency can be seen as a clear and present danger.
  3. Because his speech incited violence, it was deemed a clear and present danger, and therefore, not protected by the First Amendment.

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