Category: First Amendment

The Limits of Religious Freedom

A heroin dealer’s claim that his charges for distributing heroin to consenting adults violated his religious freedom was denied by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals week before last. The defendant was sentenced to 27 years in federal court in St. Louis, Missouri. Before his trial in St. Louis in 2015, Anderson demanded that the [..]

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Mugshot Extortion Ends in South Carolina

Earlier this year, South Carolina passed what has been called the “mugshot extortion bill” into law, which makes it a crime for individuals or companies to publish information about a person’s arrest and then charge fees to remove the information.  The law is found in S.C. Code Section 17-1-60.  For some time, websites such as [..]

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