Does this message from an estranged husband to his wife after she filed a restraining order against him sound like a threat to you?
“Fold up your PFA [protection-from-abuse order] and put it in your pocket. Is it thick enough to stop a bullet?”
Does it matter that it was posted on his Facebook page? The poster is claiming that rants posted on social media should not be taken seriously and should have free speech protection. The poster argues that his violent fantasies about killing his wife are no different from what his hero, Eminem, raps about and so deserve protection as artistic expressions.
The Supreme Court has taken up the case. Oral arguments begin December 1. What do you think about this?