Mealey's IP/Tech - U.S. Government Opposes Certiorari For Man Convicted Of Threatening Facebook Posts

Mealey's IP/Tech - U.S. Government Opposes Certiorari For Man Convicted Of Threatening Facebook Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an April 21 brief before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Justice opposed a petition for a writ of certiorari by a Pennsylvania man convicted of making threatening communications in violation of U.S. Code Title 18, Section 875(c), arguing that a jury was correctly instructed to consider the man's Facebook posts under an objective "reasonable person" standard rather than a subjective intent standard (Anthony Douglas Elonis v. United States of America, No. 13-983, U.S. Sup.).

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