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IL Cyber Stalking Law Invalidated Under Elonis

IL Cyber Stalking Law Invalidated Under Elonis In the 2015 case Elonis v United States, the Supreme Court threw out a conviction for threats made over Facebook where there was no requirement that the defendant had intended to cause fear or emotional distress to the target. The Illinois Appellate Court relied on Elonis to overturn the conviction…

Cyber Harassment Update: Elonis, Sergentakis and John Oliver

Cyber Harassment Update: Elonis, Sergentakis and John Oliver This has been a busy month on the cyber harassment legal front, with the biggest development being the Supreme Court’s decision in Elonis v. United States concerning criminal liability for threats made over Facebook.  Also of note is a federal district court decision in Sergantakis refusing to dismiss a witness…