Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
John P. Elwood , Washington, DC, for Petitioner.
Michael R. Dreeben , Washington, DC, for Respondent.
Ronald H. Levine , Abraham J. Rein , Post & Schell, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, John P. Elwood , Counsel of Record, Ralph C. Mayrell , Vinson & Elkins LLP, Washington, DC, Daniel R. Ortiz , Toby J. Heytens , University of Virginia School of Law, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Charlottesville, VA, David T. Goldberg , Donahue & Goldberg LLP, New York, NY, Mark T. Stancil , Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP, Washington, DC, for Petitioner.
Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. , Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Leslie R. Caldwell , Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben , Deputy Solicitor General, Eric J. Feigin , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Sangita K. Rao , Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.
Chief Justice ROBERTS, delivered the opinion of the Court.
Federal law makes it a crime to transmit in interstate commerce "any communication containing any threat . . . to injure the person of another." 18 U.S.C. § 875(c). Petitioner was convicted of violating this provision under instructions that required the jury to find that he communicated...
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