Case of jailed blogger raises First Amendment concerns

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An Alabama blogger was arrested for a statement made online. Free speech advocates have concerns about his rights being violated and he should be able to write what he pleases.He was arrested on defamation charges that he remained in jail for 5 months after refusing to remove his post from LegalSchnauzer.com.The sites purpose is to expose corruption in politics and when Roger Shuler post brought up allegations about a politicians affair with a individual of the same sex.Both being accused decided to sue Shuler for defamation saying this affair never occurred.His was only released after his wife removed the post but should he really have ever been incarcerated for expressing his opinion of a already being discussed topic.

 http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/4/5/free-speech-legalschnauzerrogershuleralabama.html

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