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Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers head facing jail time over eating evidence in court

The executive director of the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers program is facing up to two weeks in jail on a contempt of court charge after he stuffed a piece of paper with an anonymous tip into his mouth instead of turning it over to a judge. NBC6 South Florida reports that…

Combative blogger ignites First Amendment concerns after he is jailed for refusing to shut up

Alabama Court Shuts Blogger Up With Prior Restraint Court Order, Indefinite Jailing For Contempt Of Court (via Techdirt) The problem with defending free speech is that you have to defend those whose words verge on indefensible in order to protect the speech you do like. Making this task considerably more…

British juror faces jail over Facebook chat

LONDON – A British juror was warned by a judge on Tuesday that she faces jail for contacting a defendant on the social networking site Facebook, causing the collapse of a major drugs trial. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Britain involving the…

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