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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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“Why does God let the homeless starve?” – why you should film the police.

MARIETTA, GA — “Why does God let the homeless starve?”  The sign, written simply on old cardboard, was the subject of a call to the police.  Free speech was not truly free for one homeless man in historic Marietta Square several years … Continue reading

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State of Georgia v. Amy Elizabeth Barnes: Insulting the police from afar is not Disorderly Conduct.

MARIETTA, GEORGIA — The Cobb County State Court of Georgia has released a judicial order regarding the Disorderly Conduct trial of Amy Barnes. UPDATE: A lawsuit was filed on March 31, 2014, against Cobb County (CASE #: 1:14-cv-948). Download it here: barnes_12m3361_Order04262013_ocr The Disorderly Conduct … Continue reading

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Alois Bell, “heart-broken” pastor, learns how hard social justice can be.

ST. LOIS: Alois Bell, a pastor for what some call a “strip mall church,” is learning that she should practice what she preaches, and that Social Media justice can be Hell on earth. First the story, then the soap box… … Continue reading

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Student Media in Atlanta Court

An Atlanta court hearing took place for a student journalist.  A member of the press was barred from bringing her equipment, which was subsequently seized and impounded by the security detail at the courthouse building.  Free speech is no longer … Continue reading

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