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Federal Court Rules Against First Amendment

The order applies only to Hunt. The court has not ruled that any other website must removed the offending material.

 Federal Court Rules Against First Amendment

by Shari Dovale

U.S. Constitution › First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Judge Anna Brown has found Gary Hunt to be in contempt of court for posting articles that identified informants in the Malheur Refuge Protest.

Hunt has been given until noon on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to remove all offending materials from his website.

This order applies only to Hunt. His articles have been republished by many, including Redoubt News. The court has not ruled that Redoubt News, or any other website, must removed the offending material.

Hunt has stated that he intends to comply with the order, however, some of the articles need only a few redactions to be in compliance.

Brown cited several references in her order, including that of Schuyler Barbeau. Barbeau was not at the Malheur protest, as he had been incarcerated since December 2015. Barbeau was sentenced for Federal firearms charges on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Brown referenced a recorded phone call November 18, 2016 with Barbeau in which Hunt stated, “Right now I’m focused on exposing these informants because that’s going to help the February trial.” Brown found that Hunt’s testimony, that the statement was solely an effort to lift Barbeau’s spirits, was not credible. The court, basically, sees it at an admission of guilt on Hunt’s part.

Guilty for attempting to help the defense in the February trial?

There is the problem. The court did not want anyone to help the defense of these people. To allow these defendants the opportunity to face their accusers, as is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, was not allowed by this court.

U.S. Constitution › Sixth Amendment

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.

We have gone from a nation for the people to a nation for the government. Our laws are being upheld only to the benefit of the Federal government and their alphabet agencies. The rights previously granted to protect the citizens are no longer valid, apparently.

Federal Court Rules Against First Amendment
Gary Hunt, outside Federal Courthouse in Portland. (photo: Redoubt News)

Statement by Gary Hunt: Notice – Get Them While You Can

In a “Finding of Facts and Conclusions of Law Finding Gary Hunt in Civil Contempt“, Judge Anna Brown has determined that Hunt has violated judge made law in excerpting information from FBI Form 1023s in his series of articles about informants.

Through thorough investigation of those forms, Hunt was able to determine who informants involved in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were. To  provide proof of his assertions, rather than simply make unfounded accusation, necessity required proof of those claims be included in the articles..

As FBI SA Jason Kruger said on the stand, during the hearing of August 23, the FBI has had to relocate one of the informants.

However, in those “Findings of ‘Facts'”, the offending material must be removed from Hunt’s website by noon (PST), Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

At this time, it is prudent that Hunt complies with said requirement, as he stated he would during the August hearing, so he will comply. However, he will comply at the last minute.

Thus the articles will be available until the stated time and date. However, it is clear that the Protective Order applies only to Hunt. It will not apply to anyone who has copied and reposted said articles, or intends to do so before the deadline.

A pdf of the entire informant series can be found at “Informants – The Scourge of the Patriot Community“. Get them while you can!

An article will be forthcoming, explaining the Court’s decision and the means by which the Freedom of the Press has been subjugated to judge made law.

Informant articles as of January 23, 2017 (pdf format)

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4 Comments on Federal Court Rules Against First Amendment

  1. The fact that they were denied the 6th Amendment is enough to throw out the entire case, and while that is not the focus of this article, that aspect does need more coverage.

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