Knox v. Pennsylvania

Motion for Leave to File Brief of Amicus Curiae and Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner (on petition for a writ of certiorari)

Brief filed: 03/06/2019


Knox v. Pennsylvania

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 18-949

Prior Decision

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.

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Melissa Arbus Sherry and Margaret A. Upshaw, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey T. Green, NACDL, Washington, DC.

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