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Unprecedented tells the raw and emotional stories of ordinary people who defined the limits of our First Amendment rights. Hosted by award-winning radio producers Michael Vuolo and Matthew Schwartz with special appearances by NPR’s Nina Totenberg. You'll never think of the Constitution the same way again. From WAMU.
18 Dec 2019 • 44 mins
Anthony Elonis wrote a series of Facebook posts describing gory fantasies of revenge, often in the form of rap lyrics, against his estranged wife and others. He was later convicted of violating a federal law that prohibits such threats and was sentenced to more than three years in prison. Elonis claimed he was merely venting and using an established art form, just like Eminem. And that the First Amendment protects violent speech. Listen to the Season 1 finale of Unprecedented. If you love Unprecedented, you can support the show and more great podcasts from WAMU by heading to wamu.org/donate.