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  • Violent speech on Facebook might find 1st Amendment protection, but it can still get you in trouble

    The United States protects free expression to a far greater extent than other liberal democracies. But even many free-speech advocates are uneasy about a case argued in the Supreme Court this week involving a Pennsylvania man who took to Facebook to...
  • Supreme Court hears Lehigh Valley Facebook threats case

    Supreme Court hears Lehigh Valley Facebook threats case
    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with arguments over whether the online postings that landed a Lower Saucon Township man in prison should have been viewed as rap lyrics protected under the First Amendment instead of as violent threats. The...
  • Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats

    In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply questioned the...
  • After electoral benching, Florida Democrats say their own is just fine

    After electoral benching, Florida Democrats say their own is just fine
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to try to find the sunny side of an election drubbing that saw the defeat of many of the party’s rising stars. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson blamed the U.S. Supreme Court’s...
  • The injustices of Supreme Court justices

    The injustices of Supreme Court justices
    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions...
  • Supreme Court probes limits of free speech in Facebook threats case

    WASHINGTON — In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply...
  • The risk in rushing an Illinois health exchange

    The risk in rushing an Illinois health exchange
    Tens of thousands of Illinois residents will sign up for coverage under Obamacare over the next few months. Many of them wouldn't be able to afford the insurance without a federal subsidy to help pay the premiums. Those subsidies, however, are in...
  • Supreme Court wrestles over online threats prosecution

    Supreme Court wrestles over online threats prosecution
    The U.S. Supreme Court appeared conflicted on Monday over whether to uphold the conviction of a Pennsylvania man found guilty of making threatening statements to his estranged wife, law enforcement officers and others on social media. The nine justices...
  • PA Facebook threat debated by U.S. Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared conflicted on Monday over whether to uphold the conviction of a Lehigh Valley man found guilty of making threatening statements to his estranged wife, law enforcement officers and others on social media....
  • Art or prelude to violence? Justices weigh meanings in Facebook post

    WASHINGTON Supreme Court justices met rap music and freewheeling social media on Monday, in a key case testing when incendiary words become criminal threats. During a PG-rated oral argument, justices parsed the R-rated rhetoric of a Pennsylvania resident...
  • Supreme Court to hear case involving rap lyrics as threats on Facebook

    Supreme Court to hear case involving rap lyrics as threats on Facebook
    A case before the Supreme Court concerning threats that a Pennsylvania man made toward his estranged wife and others on Facebook could hinge on how the nine justices interpret the sometimes violent imagery in rap lyrics. The justices, not known for their...