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Civil Liberties Decrease in Time of War, Professor States

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Juding from the experience of the World War, the United States can expect a considerable decrease of civil liberties in time of war, Benjamin F. Wright, Jr., associate professor of Government, stated last night in the Upper Common Room of the Union.

The Supreme Court declared as constitutional every act passed by Congress in the World War that tended to limit civil liberties. One of the phenomena of the World War was the development of a private spy, government sanctioned organization, called the American Protective League, which caused the arrest of many persons on trivial charges. This League had a membership of 200,000 members, he said.

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