People of the State of California v. George T.

Closed Case
Oct 23, 2003

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ACLU of Northern CA

This case raises fundamental issues of freedom of expression in the creative arts.

Literary artists and organizations supporting literary artists filed an Amicus brief contending that creative works such as a poem or painting cannot, on their face, constitute a true threat. Only the circumstances surrounding the communication of a poem or other creative work can transform it from protected expression into an unprotected true threat.

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