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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Law - "Alabama Blogger’s Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions"

On Jan. 14th, Campbell Roberton had a long story in the NY Times headed "Blogger’s Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions." The first paragraph:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For over six years, Roger Shuler has hounded figures of the state legal and political establishment on his blog, Legal Schnauzer, a hothouse of furious but often fuzzily sourced allegations of deep corruption and wide-ranging conspiracy. Some of these allegations he has tested in court, having sued his neighbor, his neighbor’s lawyer, his former employer, the Police Department, the Sheriff’s Department, the Alabama State Bar and two county circuit judges, among others. Mostly, he has lost.
Today Indianapolis attorney/blogger Paul Ogden has a post on the NYT story, headed "Alabama Attorney-Blogger Remains in Jail Indefinitely Due to Judge's Order Imposing Prior Restraint on Speech ."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 21, 2014 09:44 AM
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