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…

Q&A With John Dean on Cyber Harassment in Today’s Verdict

Q&A With John Dean on Cyber Harassment in Today’s Verdict Former White House Counsel John Dean writes a bi-weekly column for Justia.com’s Verdict.  Two weeks ago he reviewed two books on public shaming: Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (Riverhead Books); and Jennifer Jacquet’s Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool (Pantheon Books) Dean…