How free is ‘abusive’ speech?

August 7, 2013

by Aaron James

Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Supreme Court will take up a free speech case this week involving a college student's angry e-mails to a professor running for political office.

The student, Darren Drahota, was charged with disturbing the peace and fined $250 in Lancaster County for sending e-mails in 2006 to his former political science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, State Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln. At the time, Avery was running for his seat in the Legislature...

How free is ‘abusive’ speech?

December 1, 2009

The student, Darren Drahota, was charged with disturbing the peace and fined $250 in Lancaster County for sending e-mails in 2006 to his former political science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, State Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln. At the time, Avery was running for his seat in the Legislature...