Dec 17, 2019

The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled that Minnesota’s telephone stalking law is not constitutional because it criminalizes speech too broadly,reports the Associated Press. The court explained that the law disallows a great deal of protected free speech, such as a citizen making multiple complaints about pollution to a business or parents sending multiple texts to a child they’re worried about. The court determined that the state’s telephone stalking statute is like its mail stalking statute, which was previously ruled by the Minnesota Supreme Court to be overly broad and infringing on free speech.