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On January 7, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Brnovich, the trial judge in the ongoing criminal case against award-winning newspapermen Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, denied a defense motion challenging the adequacy of computer server evidence, which the government claims…

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In a 12-page decision issued on December 20 from his chambers in Los Angeles, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner brushed aside a First Amendment challenge to the federal government’s seizure of millions in publishing proceeds as part of…

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During a two-hour pretrial hearing in downtown Phoenix on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan M. Brnovich swatted away prosecutors’ efforts to sanction the defense team over allegations that ex-Backpage owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin disclosed sensitive  government documents…