Terroristic Threats

A Marine veteran who posted on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Facebook page that he would “pay an ISIS terrorist with a nuke” to “burn the v.a. at 10 million degrees Fahrenheit,” was properly convicted of terroristic threatening, an appeals court in Arkansas ruled, finding that it was reasonable for the VA to take the statement and other parts of the post as a true threat.

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Stormy Daniels Lobbies Ninth Circuit to Revive Suit Against Trump

An attorney for President Donald Trump told a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against the president was an attempt to silence him after he questioned her story of being threatened to keep quiet about an alleged affair between them.

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Oregon Legislature

A federal court in Oregon dismissed Republican state Senator Brian Boquist’s claims against other state legislators relating to his temporary bar from the state Capitol. After he and other Republicans walked out of a vote and the governor ordered state police to arrest them and bring them back, Boquist made threatening statements, including a warning that the police should “send bachelors and come heavily armed.” 

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Facebook Posts

A Texas trial court properly required certain Facebook posts at the center of a defamation case to be deleted as the litigation continues, an appeals court in the state ruled. The posts claimed that the plaintiff is a “Viet Cong spy living among the Vietnamese-American refugee population” and listed her address. The woman was threatened with violence and feared for her and her children’s safety.

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