MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a state law that makes it a crime to stalk someone by telephone is unconstitutional because it’s too broad.
Monday’s ruling overturns the conviction of a man who authorities say repeatedly left threatening messages for Rice County Sheriff’s Department and Social Services Department workers.READ MORE: D'Angelo Russell's 35 Points Boost Wolves To 121-120 Win Over 76ers In 2OT
Authorities say Jason Peterson’s messages in 2016 and 2017 frightened workers. But Peterson argued his convictions should be reversed because the state statute criminalizing phone stalking unconstitutionally restricts free speech.READ MORE: Supply And Drought Issues Impacting Christmas Tree Prices
The appeals court agreed and invalidated the statute.MORE NEWS: USA Love List
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