Title

The Internet as a Game Changer: Reevaluating the True Threats Doctrine

Publication Title

Texas Tech Law Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Abstract

This essay, based on a presentation at the 2011 Criminal Law Symposium: Criminal Law & the First Amendment, held at Texas Tech University School of Law on April 8, 2011, addresses the problem of "true threats," on he internet. This paper argues that the Supreme Court generally overprotects speech as compared to other western democracies, and that the Court should be more concerned than prior cases would suggest with the harm caused by individually-directed threatening speech, especially when such threats are made over the internet. The essay also suggests that the lower courts are in disarray on the subject and need clearer guidance from the Supreme Court on what does and what does not constitute a "true threat."

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Recommended Citation

Eric J. Segall, The Internet as a Game Changer: Reevaluating the True Threats Doctrine, 44 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 183 (2011).

Volume

44

Issue

1

First Page

183

Last Page

193

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