As there is no legally cognizable harm to befall the Defendants, the public interest is clearly best served by the free flow of information and ideas, whether the GOP appreciates that free flow or not.
Perhaps a bit of First Amendment history review is in order at this point. As Attorneys, Defendant Ayotte and Plaintiff took vastly differing approaches to First Amendment issues. The problem is, Defendant Ayotte came up on the wrong side of the law each and every time, so her actions against the public interest in this case are but a microcosm of her agenda at-large and should provide this Court with substantial pause when it comes time for her to explain why she believes that she and the GOP may threaten an experienced journalist with arrest at public rallies.
1. State v. Doyle – Successful First Amendment criminal prosecution defense of school board protester, 4-day trial.
2. Doyle v. Columbus City Council, 41 F.Supp.2d 765 S.D.Ohio,1998 – Successfully restored Plaintiff Doyle’s right to speak before Columbus City Council, said First Amendment Right having been vitiated for nearly (8) months.
3. State v. Isreal – Successful First Amendment criminal prosecution defense of a teetotalling black man who was arrested after a police officer overheard him say to his brother “these police are racists.” He was falsely charged with DUI and choked him up a bit in the booking room, just enough not to leave marks.
4. Isreal v. Rhodes, Hensley, Ohio Court of Claims V96-61481 – Hensley and Rhodes found to have made Mr. Isreal the victim of violent crime.
5. Isreal v. Rhodes, Hensley – Settled at $58,500.00
6. King v. Nashua School Board, 2007 – Lawsuit averted, restrictive speech policy overturned, Mayor Bernard Streeter awards Plaintiff a Mayoral Commendation for work in the public interest, preserving First Amendment Freedoms.
7. Makes videos from the press pit at Deval Patrick rallies, fully recognized
1. Failed to comply with Right to Know Ethics Reporting requirements as noted by the Associated Press, “Review finds enforcement of NH Ethics Law lacking,” – no longer hosted by AP but hosted by Plaintiff, much to Defendant Ayotte’s chagrin.
2. Failed to see to it that the Statutorily-required RSA 91-A Right-to-Know Commission Report issued in 2006.
3. ALT+Control+Deleted all of her emails as New Hampshire Attorney General claiming to believe that RSA 91-A did not apply to them. The emails were reconstructed at substantial taxpayer expense. See item 6, infra.
4. KingCast v. Ayotte, Grafton 268, 2007 -- Illegally withheld video dash cam from Corporal Bruce McKay’s cruiser.
5. Same-sex marriage – The Right to marry and have sex is countenanced by the Privacy Penumbras of the First Amendment. Defendant Ayotte signed a trendy vote against recognizing out-of-State marriages, only to discover that she didn’t even know that New Hamsphire law ALREADY recognized such marriages in the Civil Unions Law. There was a cryptic press release on the recantation, but that has apparently been ALT+Control+Deleted as well, leaving the Concord Monitor (3 June 2008 Editorial) and KingCast/Chris King’s 1st Amendment Page as two of the few media outlets who know of this fact and who openly publish it.
6. Ayotte campaign spokesman Jeff Grappone -- called the Open records email lawsuit an "election-year stunt,” thereby further demonstrating the outright contempt that Candidate Ayotte has for the Judiciary, open Government and the First Amendment.
This short list of cases is important because it demonstrates Defendant’s Alt+Control+Delete attitude toward America’s most cherished Constitutional Amendment. The First Amendment is the ONLY Amendment that is required to defend the use of all of the other Amendments, and for that reason -- and for all of the other reasons delineated in this Action – this Honorable Court must find for Plaintiff on the Requested Injunctive Relief and schedule the case for Jury trial on an accelerated calendar.
Christopher King, J.D.
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