DA Chisholm Makes Walker’s Argument for Him

Volokh finds “the use of criminal libel law in political disputes… troubling.” I’ll say. I mean, that was Walker’s point — government using its power to intimidate political opponents — and Chisholm’s instinct was to threaten to use government power to intimidate political opponents. Of course, that’s a despicable chilling of free speech. In fact, it’s chilly enough around here that, on proofread, I wondered whether I ought to be writing “threat” and “threaten.”

Via “Is Milwaukee County DA interested in pursuing criminal libel prosecutions of his political critics?” @ Althouse.

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