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Government’s Case Against Steve Stockman Getting Weaker

Rachel Alexander, Townhall

The amicus curiae’s reply characterizes this as a case where “the Government misused innocent acts of Appellant and his colleagues to spin fantastical tales of guilt that confused and misled the jury.” If allowed to stand, this sets a terrifying precedent, that the courts will not uphold Americans’ First Amendment right to criticize public officials. It also puts nonprofits in grave danger of malicious prosecution — if the prosecution gets to define what constitutes legally permissible activities by a nonprofit, they could sink anyone by claiming a higher standard than required by law.

https://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2019/08/05/governments-case-against-steve-stockman-getting-weaker-n2551153