The Supreme Court takes up Facebook posts as “true threats”
“There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you. I’m not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts.
On December 1, 2014 his case was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. This is believed to be the first time the Court has taken up the issue of online threats and whether they are protected under the First Amendment. Elonis claimed to be an aspiring rapper, in the order of Eminem, and that his speech did not constitute a threat. He wants the definition of a “true threat” to include the person’s subjective intent rather than what a target interprets the threats to be. A decision from the Court is expected in 2015.