Before I even read the decision (story was linked on Drudge), I knew it was the 9th Circus. Call for Obama’s assassination ruled free speech - Los Angeles Times The idiot defendant spoke of the then candidate Obama getting some 50 cal ammo in his head. When the Secret Service investigated the tip from another user of that same message board, they found not only that the idiot was "armed" but armed with -- you guessed it -- a 50 cal weapon. Of course, the idiot had said even more in other internet communications. He got indicted, tried and convicted. But the 9th Circus reversed the conviction on the ground that the "threat" wasn't a threat in context and that what the idiot said was protected "free speech." Fucking 9th Circus.