1. Criminal anarchy is the doctrine that organized government should be overthrown by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means.
2. It is unlawful:
(a) For any person, by word of mouth or writing, to advocate, advise or teach the duty, necessity or propriety of overthrowing or overturning organized government by force or violence, or by assassination of the executive head or of any of the executive officials of government, or by any unlawful means;
(b) For any person to print, publish, edit, issue or knowingly to circulate, sell, distribute or publicly to display any book, paper, document, or written or printed matter in any form, containing or advocating, advising or teaching the doctrine that organized government should be overthrown by force, violence or any unlawful means;
(c) For any person openly, willfully and deliberately to justify by word of mouth or writing the assassination or unlawful killing or assaulting of any executive or other officer of the United States or of any state or of any civilized nation having an organized government because of his official character, or any other crime, with the intent to teach, spread or advocate the propriety of the doctrines of criminal anarchy;
(d) For any person to organize or help to organize or become a member of or voluntarily to assemble with any society, group or assembly of persons formed to teach or advocate such a doctrine;
(e) For two or more persons to assemble for the purpose of advocating or teaching the doctrines of criminal anarchy as defined in subsection 1; or
(f) For any owner, agent, superintendent, janitor, caretaker or occupant of any place, building or room willfully and knowingly to permit therein any assemblage of persons prohibited by paragraph (e), or, after notification that the premises are so used, to permit such use to be continued.
3. A person who violates the provisions of subsection 2 is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000.
Last modified: February 25, 2006