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Blog Home Blog Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Rules Improper Photography Law Unconstitutional Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Rules Improper Photography Law Unconstitutional A Vice News article reported that a Texas state law which banned “improper photography or visual recording,” with the “intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person” was deemed an unconstitutional violation of First Amendment rights. This ruling comes as a result of a Texas Court of Criminal Appeals case involving Ronald Thompson, represented by attorney Don Flanary. Thompson was accused of snapping pictures of small children in their swimsuits underwater, without parental permission, at a San Antonio water park. He was charged with 26 counts of “improper photography.” The San Antonio-based 4th Court of Appeals previously struck down his conviction and the ruling by the Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the decision. Read ...
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Blog Home Blog Recent NPR Article Discusses Pending Free Speech Decision and Justin Carter Case Recent NPR Article Discusses Pending Free Speech Decision and Justin Carter Case NPR’s All Tech Considered blog discusses the upcoming Supreme Court decision on Monday that may change the playing field for free speech online. At issue: “When is a seemingly threatening online message a crime?” The answer to this question next week will impact Justin Carter, a Texas gamer indicted for making “terroristic threats” in an online video game, shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2013. Justin Carter is represented pro-bono by Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley’s own attorney Don Flanary. View the full NPR article from December 1st. 1005 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX 78210 219 E Del Mar Suite 2 Laredo, TX 78041 PHONE: (210) 738-8383 FAX: (210) 738-9426 ...
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Blog Home Blog Upcoming Supreme Court Decision May Impact Justin Carter Case Upcoming Supreme Court Decision May Impact Justin Carter Case A new San Antonio Express-News article discusses upcoming oral arguments in Anthony Ellis’ appeal. Ellis was jailed for four years after being convicted for posting a threat to kill his ex-wife on Facebook. The upcoming decision will have wide-reaching implications on other online free speech cases, including that of Justin Carter, a teen indicted for posting “terroristic threats” on an online video game. Read the November 30th article online. 1005 S Alamo St San Antonio, TX 78210 219 E Del Mar Suite 2 Laredo, TX 78041 PHONE: (210) 738-8383 FAX: (210) 738-9426 ...
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