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The line from the most famous first amendment case in history stated that a
man is not protected from "Falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a
panic".  However, the reverse seems to have actually occurred and was
widely enough known that Justice Holmes' words were inspired by it.  Does
anyone know of a source (or an actual event) of fire in a movie theater in
which a large number of people were killed pre-1919?

Thanks,
Marlyn Robinson
Reference Librarian
University of Texas School of Law

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