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Supreme Court Overturns Conviction in Online Threats Case, Citing Intent

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John Elwood at Supreme Court

John Elwood, a lawyer for Anthony Elonis, after oral arguments in Mr. Elonis's case before the Supreme Court last December.

Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Supreme Court on Monday made it harder to prosecute people for threats made on Facebook and other social media, reversing the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who directed brutally violent language against his estranged wife.

From The New York Times
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