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In the Matter of the Welfare of: A.J.B., Child

Via Twitter, high schooler anonymously urges a disabled classmate to kill himself. The tweets are extremely upsetting; the classmate obtains counseling. Minnesota Court of Appeals: Sending numerous tweets to someone knowing it will cause them to “feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated” is stalking. Convictions affirmed; the First Amendment doesn’t protect said speech. (More on the case from the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.)


Tags: 2018, First Amendment, Free Speech, Minnesota Court of Appeals

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