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California Court of Appeal Says Rap Lyrics Are Criminal Threats

California Court of Appeal Says Rap Lyrics Are Criminal Threats

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Last week, the California Court of Appeal ruled that rap lyrics may not be protected speech under the First Amendment if a trial court determines that the lyrics contain threats to a victim under California Penal Code Section 140(a). The case stems from…

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