The First Amendment and Criminalizing Speech
Date: Tuesday, March 7 at 1pm ET / 10am PT
The Supreme Court and Circuit Courts are considering cases that raise thorny doctrinal questions about the boundaries between crime and the First Amendment, including Counterman v. Colorado regarding whether defendant’s Facebook posts constituted “true threats.” Will the Court clearly define “true threats?” What are the implications for criminalizing speech in other contexts, such as defamation?
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