Brief filed: 03/06/2019
Knox v. Pennsylvania
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 18-949
Decision below 190 A.3d 1146 (Pa. Aug. 21, 2018)
The decision below allows the government to criminalize speech that is objectively non-threatening. The decision below contravenes this Court’s case law and First Amendment principles. The existing state of the law paired with the realities of our criminal justice system risks suppressing speech.
Melissa Arbus Sherry and Margaret A. Upshaw, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey T. Green, NACDL, Washington, DC.