First Amendment Implications
[W]hile the section  rests primarily on words of instigation to crime, the Committee wishes to make clear that what is involved is legitimately proscribable criminal activity, not advocacy of ideas that is protected by the First Amendment right of free speech.
S. Rep. No. 98-225, 98th Cong., 2d Sess. 309 (1984), reprinted in 1984 U.S. Code Cong. & Adm. News 3182, 3488.
[updated January 1998] [cited in USAM 9-60.500]
Updated February 19, 2015