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United States v. Edwards

After her two brothers are convicted of dealing heroin, a Steubenville, Ohio woman takes to Facebook and shares pictures of and derogatory comments about the “bitch ass snitch” who testified against her kin. Which, the Sixth Circuit affirms, is a federal crime, since it’s illegal to retaliate against government witnesses. (Prof. Volokh suspects the law violates the First Amendment, but the woman abandoned that claim.)


Tags: 2019, First Amendment, Retaliation, Sixth Circuit

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