[ExI] free speech: how times have changed
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 18:12:56 UTC 2015
> The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man
> convicted of making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free speech issues
> that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
> One post about his wife said, "There's one way to love you but a thousand
> ways to kill you. I'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked
> in blood and dying from all the little cuts."
> After his wife obtained the protective order, Elonis wrote: "Is it thick
> enough to stop a bullet?"
> I have to wonder what he was convicted of. This clearly qualifies as
assault - a tort. It creates the expectation of ensuing battery. Assault
without battery may not be dealt with much anymore, but it goes back
hundreds of years in case law. bill w
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