1st Amendment Speech

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Defendant’s Twitter tweets that threatened United States Senator were not protected as 1st Amendment speech 

Defendant tweeted tweets on Twitter that involved threats to a United States Senator.  He was criminally prosecuted in federal court for transmitting a threatening communication in interstate commerce.  Defendant’s tweets had no apparent political messaging and clearly expressed a desire to inflict physical harm.  They therefore had no First Amendment protection for his communications.  Conviction sustained.

United States v. Dierks, 18-2374, Appealed from United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa, Kobes, J.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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