Defense attorneys in the Lacey/Larkin case faced a high bar during Friday’s oral arguments in Phoenix’s federal court on their motion for dismissal for double jeopardy, filed in the wake of a mistrial declared on Sep. 14 by Judge Susan…

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Knowing their case had gone drastically awry, in early September, government attorneys “goaded” the defense into successfully moving for a mistrial in the Lacey/Larkin case, part of a long pattern of prosecutorial misconduct. To protect the defendants from a violation…

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Though Twitter once touted itself as “the free-speech wing of the free-speech party,” it moved past such free-speech absolutism under the reign of Twitter titan and part-time Rasputin-impersonator, Jack Dorsey, who recently announced that he’s departing as CEO of the…

Undeterred by the mistrial they caused Sept. 13, federal prosecutors are revisiting the deceitful tactics that interrupted their first stab at falsely convicting veteran newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin for their former ownership of the classified-listings giant, Backpage.com. In…

When it comes to freedom of speech in this country, who can you count on to defend it? Civil liberties organizations like the ACLU? The media? Big tech? The Democrats? Oh, hell no. Yet, libertarians of the brand embodied by…

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Drawing outrage from sex workers and sex worker-rights advocates, the Arizona Republic recently painted a bullseye on Asian-staffed-and-owned massage parlors, with an article asking for tips from the public about sex trafficking allegedly occurring in such businesses. “Do you know…