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 federal judges for their votes to uphold handgun bans in and around Chicago.

“Hal Turner is wrong about what he’s allowed to publish, he is wrong about where to draw the line for the First Amendment,” Chicago federal prosecutor William R. Hogan Jr. told the jury. “He cannot call for [the judges'] execution and murder.”

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