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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Crime to e-mail your roommate’s girlfriend saying ‘he really is a useless person’?"

Eugene Volokh has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part:

I’ve blogged before about the danger of criminal harassment laws, when they are extended beyond offensive speech to one particular unwilling person — the traditional telephone harassment example — and apply instead to speech about a person. (See posts here and here, as well as this law review article, which starts by concrete examples of how such laws have been used.) And the prosecutor’s statement in this argument helps illustrate just how broadly prosecutors can read such laws.

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