Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, July 30, 2012

UK Man Who Sent "Menacing" Tweet Can Appeal Conviction

Paul Chambers, whose tweet about an airport closed by snow got him convicted of sending a "message of menacing character," may appeal his sentence, according to the UK High Court. The justices who heard his appeal ruled that an objective assessment would have found that his message could not support such an interpretation.

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