Elonis v. United States, 13-983 U.S. ___ (2015), is a case heard on December 1, 2014 by the United States Supreme Court on whether conviction of threatening another person over interstate lines (under 18 U.S.C. § 875©) (SEE!!! Has nothing to do with harassment. KNOW THE LAW IF YOUR GOING TO USE IT.) requires proof of subjective intent to threaten, or whether it is enough to show that a “reasonable person” would regard the statement as threatening. In controversy is the fact the purported threats consist of violent rap lyrics written by Anthony Douglas Elonis and posted to Facebook under a pseudonym. The ACLU filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner. This is the first time the Court has heard a case considering true threats and the limits of speech on social media.
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