Fleury’s lawyers tried to dismiss the case ahead of his trial in October 2019, arguing that his comments, though noxious, were protected under the First Amendment. But U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz rejected their motion, writing that Fleury’s expression fell under a category of unprotected speech called true threats.
An online music video filled with violent threats directed towards two cops was a “true threat” and not protected speech […]
Is offensive speech, and especially hate speech, protected by the First Amendment? Some protesters use profane and scurrilous language to […]