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  •  if it's tantamount to "I'm going to put 50 rounds (4+ / 0-)

    in you," then there's at least a reasonable case that it's a threat and therefore criminal.  Imminence matters if he were charged w/ incitement, but he wasn't: he was charged w/ making a threat.

    •  No, imminence matters if it's speech. (1+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101
      "Imminent lawless action" is a standard currently used, and that was established by the United States Supreme Court in Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), for defining the limits of freedom of speech.

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