Rap Lyric or Online Death Threat?

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This week, the Supreme court made its first ruling on a case about the nebulous world of violent online speech. The case hinges on Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man sent to jail for writing on Facebook about murdering his estranged wife and shooting up a school. Elonis appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that these posts were rap lyrics, not meant seriously, and that his intentions should be taken into account. Brooke talks with Slate legal reporter Dahlia Lithwick about what the high court decided, and the fundamental tension between free speech and online harassment.