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Elonis v. US, 13-983

Conviction for violating 18 U. S. C. section 875(c), which makes it a federal crime to transmit in interstate commerce "any communication containing any threat . . . to injure the person of another," is reversed where the The Third Circuit's jury instruction, requiring only negligence with respect to the communication of a threat, is not sufficient to support a conviction under Section 875(c).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/01/2015
  • Published 06/01/2015

Judges

  • ROBERTS

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

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