Catherine J. Ross

Catherine’s recent comment on Elonis v. U.S.

Anthony Elonis—whose vicious online ruminations gave rise to the decision bearing his name—is a very angry man. The annals of the foundational speech cases are full of angry, disagreeable, and even vicious individuals. When such people—cross-burners and other racists, Nazis, anti-abortion zealots, and misogynists—fight for their personal freedom to express constitutionally protected thought we hate, everyone’s freedom of expression rides on the correct legal resolution of their claims.

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