In 2006, Congress enacted a broad amendment to the existing federal anti-stalking statute. The changes allowed for individuals for the first time to be charged with a federal crime for intentionally causing ‘‘substantial emotional distress’’ to another person by way of an ‘‘interactive computer service.’’ In this article, Daniel Segal and John Stinson discuss United States v. Cassidy, the first case to test the constitutionality of these amendments.

This article was originally published in BNA United States Law Week.

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