Opening arguments took place Wednesday in the Brooklyn federal court trial of Hal Turner, the New Jersey blogger and Internet-radio talk-show host accused of threatening on his blog to assault and kill three 7th Circuit judges for their votes to uphold handgun bans. Turner's lead attorney, Michael A. Orozco, told the jury that Turner's prosecution is a "betrayal" by the federal government, which had employed Turner for four years as a confidential informant and had encouraged him to be provocative.
Trial of Blogger Accused of Threatening 7th Circuit Judges Opens
New York Law Journal
December 3, 2009