State v. Burkert

The ACLU-NJ, as a friend-of-the-court, weighed in on how courts should interpret New Jersey's criminal harassment statute to avoid First Amendment problems. The brief argues that the term "harass" cannot be construed as a synonym for "annoy" or "alarm" and that a defendant must have an intention to harass.


The New Jersey Supreme Court decided that the defendant's conduct did not amount to criminal harassment.

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