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Seals v. McBee

Allegation: Man who feels he’s being wrongly arrested threatens “to make lawful complaints” about Tangipahoa Parish, La. officers. He’s charged with threatening, intimidating the officers. Charges dismissed before trial. Fifth Circuit: A state law that criminalizes threatening public employees—including threats to take lawful actions like calling the media, suing an officer, or running against an incumbent—is unconstitutionally overbroad, violates the First Amendment.


Tags: 2018, Fifth Circuit, First Amendment, Police

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