Blogger’s Threats Toward Judges Not Protected Speech, Second Circuit Holds
United States v. Turner
By Michelle Goldring – Edited by Samantha Rothberg
The Second Circuit affirmed the E.D.N.Y.’s conviction of Harold Turner for “threatening to assault or murder” Seventh Circuit Judges Easterbrook, Bauer, and Posner on the basis of his blog posts about a decision the three had made regarding the Second Amendment. Turner, slip op. at 2–3. The Second Circuit upheld that Turner’s conduct constituted “a true threat [that] was unprotected by the First Amendment.” Id. at 16.Read More...