Sunday, January 12, 2014

Blogger's Incarceration Raises 1st Amendment Concerns

Add me to the list of bloggers who will supply you with details regarding imnportant stories that could only otherwise be accessed thru newspaper paywalls. The New York Times carries the story of an American blogger from Alabama who has been jailed and whose case has attracted international attention.

Roger Shuler has been incarcerated since Oct. 23 on civil contempt charges stemming from a lawsuit filed by Republican political figure Rob Riley. Shuler also faces a resisting arrest charge which is due to be heard at 1:30 p.m. on TUESDAY Jan. 14 in Courtroom A before District Judge Ron Jackson at the Shelby County Courthouse. Public documents, however, show that it is case of excessive force and police brutality with no evidence of resisting arrest. More on Shuler's LEGAL SCHNAUZER blog...
The original story adapted by the NYT is FREE to read HERE on CPJ.

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