First Amendment

$666 Is Not the Magic Number. Sixth Circuit Denies Law Prof’s Retaliation Claim.

This is one of those “stranger than fiction” stories perfectly timed as we move into the devilish Halloween season. On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit ruled in Lifter v. Cleveland State University . The case involved law professor Sheldon Gelman, and his wife, Jean Lifter, an Assistant Dean at the Law School. In 2011, a new Dean, …

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Supreme Court issues decision in Facebook threats case

The Supreme Court issued a decision today in a case we discussed back in December regarding a man convicted for making threatening statements on Facebook. To recap, the case involved Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis, who was arrested and charged with violating 18 U.S.C. § 875(c) for making threatening and violent statements in the form of rap …

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