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Labor Board Rules Against Fired Cop

Labor Board Rules Against Fired Cop

- New Haven Independent
A state labor board has upheld the firing of former Police Officer Jason Santiago for kicking, pulling, and punching a handcuffed suspect — after a fellow cop recanted earlier testimony against his former colleague, but a different use-of-force expert condemned Santiago’s actions as worse than previously determined.
The Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration (SBMA) issued that decision last week. The Independent obtained a copy of the 20-page arbitration award on...

One on One with Trial Attorney- Norm Pattis

One on One with Trial Attorney- Norm Pattis

- Killer Cross Examination
[podcast]
Connecticut Magazine called Norm Pattis, the Connecticut civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, the Defender of the Despised. It is a mantle he wears proudly. If you read about a criminal case in Connecticut, there is a good chance that Pattis represents the client, passed on the case or is in talks to take it over. His clients include Alex Jones, the controversial conservative firebrand and host of Infowars. Pattis is my guest on this week’s episode of Killer Cross...

Norm Pattis Expects a Riot: Lawyer Asks Jurors to Acquit Chauvin for Killing George Floyd

Norm Pattis Expects a Riot: Lawyer Asks Jurors to Acquit Chauvin for Killing George Floyd

"I fear you will compromise on your oath out of fear," wrote attorney Norm Pattis, who is not involved in the case. "Rise above your fear."

- Connecticut Law Tribune
A Connecticut lawyer not involved in the case went online to advocate on behalf of the police officer charged with killing George Floyd outside a store May 25, 2020.
Norm Pattis believes Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin should be acquitted in the death of George Floyd, whose killing led to protests nationwide and globally.
And he’s advising jurors to be ready for rioting if they “do your duty.”
In a Facebook post and a 30-minute podcast, both of which...

U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal by Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation case

U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal by Alex Jones in Sandy Hook defamation case

- The Wilton Bulletin
The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal by extremist Alex Jones to revisit sanctions the Infowars host received in Connecticut trial court, where he is being sued for defamation by an FBI agent and six families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.
“Obviously, this is a disappointment,” said Jones’ lawyer, Norm Pattis, who argued that sanctions Jones received in 2019 after his “blood on the streets” rant against an attorney representing the...

State v. Jermain Richards


Alex Jones argues 'blood on the streets' rant against attorney of Newtown families was protected free speech

Alex Jones argues 'blood on the streets' rant against attorney of Newtown families was protected free speech

- News Times
Extremist Alex Jones has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that his “blood on the streets” rant against an attorney representing families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook shooting was protected free speech.
Norm Pattis, the high-profile New Haven attorney, calls the sanction Jones received in trial court after his 2019 rant an “unprecedented attack on freedom of speech” and a “direct, frontal assault on the First Amendment itself” because...

Pattis & Smith Law Firm on Vinnie Penn Project

High Court's Next Hate Speech Case May Come From Conn.

High Court's Next Hate Speech Case May Come From Conn.

- Law360 Pulse
Norm Pattis, an outspoken Connecticut attorney, is appealing three state Supreme court decisions on threatening speech in the U.S. Supreme Court, setting the stage for the possibility that the next hate free speech case will come from Connecticut.
Over the past year, Connecticut’s top court has issued a trio of decisions involving fighting words and threats of violence that Pattis believes are ripe for high court review. Pattis said that in the next five years he would like to bring...

Federal Prosecutors Take Aim At Free Speech

Federal Prosecutors Take Aim At Free Speech

- Your Content
Jumpin’ Jiminy, Holy Moly, and WTF: Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York have either lost their minds, or never had minds to being with. They are prosecuting a social media influencer for the snake oil he tweeted in the 2016 election.
It goes something like this:
In 2016, Douglass Mackey, a.k.a. Ricky Vaughn, of West Palm Beach, Florida, ran a social media site that encouraged voters to cast their ballot via text message.
The post included the...

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