Hal Turner, the Web talk show host indicted for encouraging the killing of three federal appellate judges, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court in Chicago. His lawyer suggested a possible First Amendment defense when he told the judge that his client was only expressing opinions, albeit "outlandish" ones, by posting messages on his Web site that said 7th Circuit three judges "deserve to be killed" for allowing a Chicago handgun ban to stand.
Lawyer for man who threatened 7th Circuit judges hints at First Amendment defense
The National Law Journal
July 28, 2009
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