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AG Loretta Lynch.
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the case of Elonis v. United States was trumpeted as a sign that freedom of speech was still truly alive in America. The ruling reversed the conviction of Anthony Elonis who – fancied himself as a rapper – over alleged threats made on Facebook in the form of rap lyrics. Mr. Elonis found himself in serious trouble with the law after posting violent language about his ex-wife and musing about school shootings. For his transgressions he earned a visit from the FBI as well as a nearly four year sentence in a federal prison which SCOTUS overruled on the basis of freedom of speech.
While Elonis’s postings were indeed crude and distasteful — just like…
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