REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - Attorney John Elwood talks to reporters after arguing on behalf of Anthony Elonis, who was convicted in 2010 on the grounds of threatening his wife via social media, at the Supreme Court building in Washington December 1, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court appeared conflicted on Monday over whether to uphold the conviction of a Pennsylvania man found guilty of making threatening statements to his estranged wife, law enforcement officers and others on social media.
Over-criminalization and mens rea reform: A primer
December 22, 2015,
Last month, two bills were introduced in the House and Senate that address mens rea reform. In this post, John Villasenor discusses those reforms and their potential impact on criminal justice.