Call for Obama’s assassination ruled free speech

A La Mesa man who pos­ted ra­cial epi­thets and a call to “shoot” Barack Obama on an In­ter­net chat site was en­ga­ging in con­sti­tu­tion­ally pro­tec­ted free speech, a fed­er­al ap­peals court ruled Tues­day in over­turn­ing his crim­in­al con­vic­tion.

Published: July 19, 2011
Sources: U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Credits: Ben Welsh, Carol J. Williams

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