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Cannibal Cop and the First Amendment: Freedom for Thoughts and Fantasies We Hate

Clay Calvert | Posted 09.01.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Cyberspace is awash in verbal vomit, offensive diatribes and morbid musings. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the sordid speech in question always falls outside the confines of the First Amendment safeguard of free expression.

'Cannibal Cop' Verdict Sets Dangerous Internet Precedent, Say Lawyers

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Defense lawyers say all Internet users should worry that their online words can end up in federal court after a jury concluded that a...