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Arena, WI man wins $35,000 settlement for three-year court battle over FB comment.

ARENA, WI – Thomas G. Smith was awarded a $35,000 settlement after fighting criminal charges stemming from a profanity-laced Facebook comment.  Smith was subjected to a day of pretrial detention plus a ban on using a computer or cell phone … Continue reading

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Father playing guitar at park harassed by police.

MARIETTA, GA — June 1, 2013: A local resident was apparently deemed “too poor” to hang out and play his guitar while watching his son play in a public park located in a pricy area of Marietta, GA. He was … Continue reading

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Whitfield County deputy violates First Amendment, puts department at risk for litigation.

Whitfield County, Georgia – May 19, 2015 — A Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy is putting the taxpayers on the hook for a lawsuit, according to a video shot and posted on YouTube.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9awMT3DLhFc) In the video, the author, Carl Eastman, … Continue reading

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Reporting in Court

Welcome to the era of the Show Trial, where Courtroom access and direct reporting of criminal and civil trials are included in both news and entertainment media… It’s called Rule 11, and you must certify with your media credentials to … Continue reading

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