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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...

Ashli Babbit, American Veteran, Shot in the Neck During Chaos at Capitol, Left for Dead in Public Building

Ashli Babbit, American Veteran, Shot in the Neck During Chaos at Capitol, Left for Dead in Public Building

- Your Content
An unarmed American veteran was gunned down and left for dead amid tense altercations at the United States Capitol Wednesday evening, and Your Content has learned the victim is Ashli Babbit, a 14-year U.S. Air Force Veteran.
The woman is Ashli Babbit, a 14-year veteran, who served four tours with the US Air Force, and was a high level security official throughout her time in service.
“Here’s the takeaway: Burn Kenosha and torch our major cities. But a white woman dies?...

Biden Calls on President Trump to ‘Get On National TV Now’ and Tell Protesters to Stand Down

Biden Calls on President Trump to ‘Get On National TV Now’ and Tell Protesters to Stand Down

- Your Content
Joe Biden called on President Trump get in national television and ask individuals surrounding Capitol Hill to stand down and go home, Your Content has learned.
“Is this the same Joe Biden that lacked the balls to ask BLM and antics not to burn cities this summer?” Connecticut-based controversial constitutional rights attorney Norm Pattis told Your Content.
“You reap what you do, Joe.”

Hartford police sergeant sues city and chief over alleged harassment by a ‘favorite’ officer in department

Hartford police sergeant sues city and chief over alleged harassment by a ‘favorite’ officer in department

- Hartford Courant
A Hartford police sergeant is suing the city and top police officials, claiming they are protecting a favorite patrol officer who has been harassing him with negative comments and wolf whistles.
Sgt. John Zweibelson, a patrol shift supervisor, complained in October 2019 after, while listening to police radio channels, he overheard a subordinate officer disparaging him to a dispatcher, calling Zweibelson “a tool” and a “total absolute tool box,” according to the...

Correcting the Injustice in the Bill Cosby Trial

Correcting the Injustice in the Bill Cosby Trial

- Your Content
Suppose you were suddenly accused of sexual assault. Your accuser claims that one night, a dozen or more years ago, you crossed a line.
You’re arrested, and now publicly accused of rape. In an instant, your reputation is destroyed.
Assume for the moment you even remember who the alleged victim is. Assume further you don’t recall much else about the evening.
Who, after all, can account for where they were on a random night in the distant past?
It’s hard...

Barr's Special Counsel Pick Known For Not Caving To Politics

Barr's Special Counsel Pick Known For Not Caving To Politics

- Law360
Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, whom U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently made special counsel for the probe into the origins of the Russian election interference investigation, is a “by the book” prosecutor who keeps politics out of his work, Constitution State attorneys say.
Even though Durham has worked on a number of high profile cases, including the prosecution of an ex-FBI agent for racketeering and former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland for dishonest...

Will The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Screw Bill Cosby?

Will The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Screw Bill Cosby?

- Your Content
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appeared to ask a lot of the right questions in arguments this week on Bill Cosby’s appeal of his criminal conviction for sexual assault. What worries me are the answers the court is likely to give.
It took two trials for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to win a conviction against Cosby for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former basketball player at Temple University. The assault allegedly took place in 2004. Ms. Constand contends she was...

CT attorney Norm Pattis to continue to represent Alex Jones

CT attorney Norm Pattis to continue to represent Alex Jones

Back in May, Norm Pattis' firm moved to withdraw itself as legal counsel for the InfoWars host. The Defamation lawsuit against Jones is headed to US Supreme Court.

- Fox 61
New Haven-based Attorney Norm Pattis will continue to represent InfoWar's host Alex Jones in court.
In a statement to FOX61 Monday, Pattis said Jones had asked him to take his case to the US Supreme Court. He continued by saying he was honored to do so and was critical of Connecticut's highest court.
Back in May, Pattis requested a removal from Jones' legal team. Jones is being accused of defamation by the families involved in the Sandy Hook tragedy. The InfoWars host repeatedly...

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