Twitter Stalking Case Is Unconstitutional, EFF Says

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Friday filed an amicus brief in a federal stalking case in Maryland, arguing that interstate stalking charges against a man who allegedly wrote threatening messages on his Twitter account are unconstitutional.

In February, William Lawrence Cassidy was indicted for interstate stalking, a felony charge. The indictment stated that Cassidy used Twitter to “engage in a course of contact that caused substantial emotional distress” to an unnamed person.

According to court documents, the person was Alyce Zeoli, the leader of a Buddhist...
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