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INDIANAPOLIS An Indiana man imprisoned for online rants against the judge who handled his divorce is at the center of a legal debate over whether his blog went beyond the limits of protected free speech.

Supporters ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the conservative lawyer behind the U.S. Supreme Courts landmark 2010 campaign finance law ruling have filed briefs asking Indianas top court to review a lower court ruling that upheld Dan Brewingtons 2011 conviction for intimidation.

Although Brewingtons blog included references to arson and beatings, Brewington said he didnt mean for them to be taken literally, and his supporters say the real issue is a state law that could potentially make harsh criticism a crime.

Brewingtons attorney, Michael Sutherlin, who filed paperwork last month asking the state Supreme Court to review the case, said Friday that Brewingtons conviction was based on an Indiana statute that makes it against the law just to threaten to expose a person to public contempt or disgrace.

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, who runs a legal blog, said if Brewingtons conviction is allowed to stand, it could endanger citizens rights to criticize public officials, businesses and others.

If somebody threatens expressly or implicitly to criticize someone, then under this precedent, regardless of whether theres even any whiff of potential for violence, there would be no First Amendment defense and this person could be prosecuted, he said.

Volokh filed friend of the court briefs along with the conservative Eagle Forum, constitutional scholars, the ACLU and the James Madison Center for Free Speech, represented by Republican lawyer James Bopp.

Theyd never have a beer together, probably, Sutherlin said of the disparate groups.

The dispute started when the judge in Brewingtons divorce case ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation before considering giving him visitation rights to his children. A psychologist said he believed Brewington was potentially violent.

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An Indiana man imprisoned for online rants against the judge who handled his divorce is at the center of a legal debate over whether his blog went beyond the limits of protected free speech.

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Feb 102013

Despite sitting in the front row at Alexander Wang’s fashion show in New York City Feb. 9, Liberty Ross said she plans to keep a low-profile after filing for divorce from Rupert Sanders in late January.

The key to moving forward, Ross told the Associated Press at the event, is “keeping her head down” and “listening to her heart.” The model married the “Snow White and the Huntsman” director in 2002; they are parents to daughter Skyla, 7, and son Tennyson, 5.

PHOTOS: Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart get caught cheating

Ross filed for divorce six months after Us Weekly exposed Sanders’ affair with the film’s leading lady, Kristen Stewart. “She wasn’t very happy, even before all this happened,” a source recently said of Ross, 34. “Rupert put a lot of pressure on her to change her life for him and they moved to L.A. for him. She was such a big deal in England — a bigger deal than him even.”

PHOTOS: Biggest celebrity cheating scandals of 2012

In the divorce papers filed Jan. 25, Ross asked for joint custody of their children, in addition to spousal support and attorney’s fees. Sanders, 42, is also seeking joint custody, but he has not asked for spousal support.

PHOTOS: Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders’ road to infidelity

“They gave it a shot for the kids, [but] she was just so angry,” a second source told Us of Ross’ inability to forgive Sanders for his steamy makeout session with Stewart. “She’s the kind of person who wouldn’t really ever get over it.”

Even so, a source added, the decision to end their marriage “was definitely mutual.” Stewart, meanwhile, is still dating her longtime boyfriend and Twilight costar Robert Pattinson.

PHOTOS: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s crazy year

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Liberty Ross coping with split

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Feb 10, 2013, 18:11 GMT

Liberty Ross

Liberty Ross has been ‘spending time’ with music executive Jimmy Lovine.

The British model and actress – who recently filed for divorce from her husband Rupert Sanders and asked for joint custody for of their children, Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five, as well as spousal support – has been spotted out with Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy a lot recently but is eager to take their budding romance slowly despite being photographed leaving a hotel in New York together on Friday (08.02.13).

A source close to the 34-year-old beauty told USMagazine.com that the duo has been ‘spending time together’ in the past couple of weeks, adding: ‘It is just getting to know each other better. We’ll see.’

The 59-year-old music legend has worked with a long list of famous artists including Lady Gaga and Eminem.

Liberty was recently said to no longer be upset with her estranged husband or Kristen Stewart, 22, over their fling last summer and has decided to move forward with her life now that she has filed for divorce.

An insider previously said: ‘The good thing about Liberty is that she’s not upset anymore. She’s had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin.’

‘That girl’s extremely mature. She’s handled all this public tragedy in her life with grace and humility for the sake of her children. I toast to her.’

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Feb 092013

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Feb 9, 2013, 21:40 GMT

Liberty Ross

Liberty Ross has hinted that she still believes in love.

The model and actress – who recently filed for divorce from her director husband Rupert Sanders, asking for spousal support and joint custody of their children Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five – opted to get a temporary tattoo of the word ‘LOVE’ on her wrist at New York Fashion Week.

A source told the New York Post’s Page Six that the British star stopped by the Scoop NYC party in the Meatpacking District on Thursday night (07.02.13) to support celebrity stylist Cher Coulter’s denim collection for AG Jeans.

After chatting with actress Elizabeth Olsen, Liberty was invited to get a temporary inking and chose the word ‘LOVE’ in capital letters.

The 34-year-old model was devastated when her husband cheated on her with 22-year-old actress Kristen Stewart after they met on the movie ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ but is now trying to move forward with her life.

A source previously said: ‘The good thing about Liberty is that she’s not upset anymore. She’s had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin.’

‘That girl’s extremely mature. She’s handled all this public tragedy in her life with grace and humility for the sake of her children. I toast to her.’

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Liberty Ross may have finally filed the divorce papers in her split from husband Rupert Sanders, but that doesn’t mean she’s going it alone.

The British model, 34, has recently been spotted out and about with music executive Jimmy Lovine, sparking rumors of a romance — but a source close to Ross says that the two have simply been “spending time together” in the past couple of weeks.

“It is just getting to know each other better,” the source told Us Weekly. “We’ll see.”

PHOTOS: Relive Rupert and Kristen’s steamy fling

Lovine, 59, is a legend in the music industry, having co-founded Interscope Records and worked with a long list of bold-faced names, including Eminem and Lady Gaga.

On Friday, Feb. 8, the pair was snapped leaving an NYC hotel together in the morning, just two weeks after Ross officially filed for divorce from Sanders, 42. In the papers, Ross asked for joint custody of the couple’s two children — Skyla, 7, and Tennyson, 5, as well as spousal support and attorney’s fees.

PHOTOS: Rob and Kristen’s crazy year

Sanders responded to Ross’ request with his own documents, similarly asking for joint custody but not seeking either spousal support or attorney’s fees.

“This was a long time coming,” a source told Us of the divorce, explaining that Ross “was more than a little upset” by Sanders’ relationship with his much-younger Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart last year.

PHOTOS: Biggest celebrity cheating scandals of 2012

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Feb 2, 2013, 6:01 GMT

Liberty Ross and Rupert Sanders

Liberty Ross is no longer upset with Kristen Stewart over her fling with Rupert Sanders.

The 34-year-old model and actress was devastated when her husband cheated on her with the 22-year-old actress but after filing for divorce she has decided to put the whole thing behind her.

A source told HollywoodLife: ‘The good thing about Liberty is that she’s not upset anymore. She’s had time to get over the initial shock and awe of it when it was exposed last year and the divorce was the nail in the coffin.’

‘That girl’s extremely mature. She’s handled all this public tragedy in her life with grace and humility for the sake of her children. I toast to her.’

Liberty’s main priorities at the moment are her children, Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five, and she is trying to get along with Rupert for their sake.

The insider added: ‘All she cares about right now are her children and her future. She’s spoken to Rupert by phone and the conversations were all business – trying to discuss the arrangements for the children.’

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Jan 29, 2013, 23:02 GMT

Liberty Ross

Liberty Ross tried everything she could to save her marriage to Rupert Sanders.

The British model and actress – who filed divorce papers on Friday (25.01.13) at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, asking for spousal support and joint custody of their children Sykla, seven, and Tennyson, five – was desperate to get their 10-year relationship back on track after his affair with Kristen Stewart but was haunted by the images of them together.

A source close to the 34-year-old star told gossip website RadarOnline.com: ‘For the sake of her own happiness, she had to finally go through with the divorce. No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn’t forgive Rupert for cheating on her with Kristen – especially since it was something that caused such public embarrassment.

‘The images of Rupert and Kristen together making out were out there for everyone to see. Liberty just couldn’t get those pictures out of her head. She truly tried everything, even counselling, because she was desperate to make it work for the sake of Skyla and Tennyson.

‘But after months and months of painful soul searching she decided it was in the best interests to end her misery and make a fresh start.’

Liberty and the ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ director’s marriage has been under strain ever since his fling with the movie’s star Kristen Stewart was exposed last summer.

Although Liberty initially kicked the director out of their home after his infidelity was revealed, they began couples therapy in an attempt to save their marriage.

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Liberty Ross reportedly filed for divorce as she realised she couldnt get over the public embarrassment Rupert Sanders inflicted on her.

British film director Rupert, 42, had an affair with Kristen Stewart, 22, last year, after they met on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Although Liberty tried hard to work on her marriage and even attended counselling, last week she filed for divorce. Its been claimed the model finally realised she couldnt move past the betrayal.

For the sake of her own happiness, she had to finally go through with the divorce, an insider told RadarOnline.com.

No matter how hard she tried, she just couldnt forgive Rupert for cheating on her with Kristen especially since it was something that caused such public embarrassment. The images of Rupert and Kristen together making out were out there for everyone to see. Liberty just couldnt get those pictures out of her head.

Liberty and Rupert have two children together, which apparently made her decision even tougher.

Although she found the thought of disrupting the kids lives difficult, the star apparently realised she needs to move on after months of painful soul searching.

The model filed documents to end her marriage on Friday and requested joint custody of her children with Rupert. She also asked for spousal support, while Rupert lodged papers on the same day and also asked for joint custody.

When the pictures of Kristen and Rupert together were leaked, the actress released a statement apologising to her boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson.

The young couple were thought to have worked through their issues and united to promote the final instalment of the vampire franchise Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the end of last year.

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11 Mar Singer Seo Tai-ji has denied the tax evasion allegations made recently by media outlets, HanCinema website reported.

On 8 March, it was reported that Seo Tai-ji has been undergoing this expansion project for his KRW 3 billion worth home property in Pyeongchang since 2010 and he has reported this home to be a multi-family property instead of his own personal property. He also reported the construction expenses to amount to only KRW 1 billion when it actually amounts to about KRW 1.9 billion.

However, sources from Seo Tai-ji’s agency quickly came to his rescue. They stated, “Ever since the design stage of the residence, there were contemplations on whether it is a private, personal residence or a two-family residence. However, they reached a decision of making it a private, personal residence and this was reported on 5 December 2011 to the district office. This residence is being built for Seo Tai-ji and his parents so it was first investigated as a multi-family residence but it has been changed to a private residence.”

Seo Tai-ji’s agency stated, “There have been problems with the construction company. Even when they were fully compensated, they did not carry on with their work. They even asked for additional compensation, so we ended up halting the construction. This situation was not acceptable anymore so on 1 November 2011, we announced that we would terminate the contract with the construction company and on 26 December, we presented the courts with multiple legal documents.”

Seo Tai-ji has faced many difficulties in the past, especially the divorce lawsuit with Lee Ji-ah and he is facing another one as of the moment. However, it has been revealed that he will defend himself with the means of the law and of the construction company.

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A Waconia woman’s effort through an Internet blog to draw attention to alleged injustice involving court proceedings in Carver County has morphed into an argument about First Amendment rights that is now drawing the attention of organizations such as the Rutherford Institute and the Institute for Justice, which work to defend civil liberties.

Lea Banken created a website called Carver County Corruption that’s hosted by WordPress.com on July 1, 2011. On the site, Banken includes court documents and information on different cases from Carver County and a few other counties.

“It’s all public record. I’m just making it easier for the public to see it,” Banken said.

The blog includes information on Banken’s own divorce/child custody case with Jeremy Banken. The case is currently under appeal and is being considered by Judge Richard Perkins. At this time, Jeremy Banken has custody of the couple’s three children.

As part of the divorce decree, Perkins ordered Banken to shut down her blog on Aug. 5, 2011. Banken disagreed with the order, citing her First Amendment rights, and continued to run the blog. Since then, Banken has received two other court orders from Perkins to remove the blog (issued Oct. 3, 2011 and Feb. 13, 2012).

Ignoring the orders to remove the blog has placed Banken in contempt of court and she has been fined thousands of dollars. Even so, she refuses to remove the blog mainly because she says it’s one of the few things drawing attention to her effort to see her kids (she is currently not allowed to see her children during the appeal of the custody case).

“All I want to do is be a mother to my kids,” she said. The couple’s children are 1, 5 and 7 years old. Banken said she hasn’t seen them since June 24, 2011. She indicated that she has never been told the basis for why she lost her custody rights.

“I have a few speeding tickets but the rest of my record is clean,” she said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”

On Feb. 13, Banken received a motion requesting a restraining order filed by Jeremy Banken and his attorney, Christopher Banas that, if granted, could also result in the blog being shut down. A hearing on the restraining order is scheduled for Friday, March 2.

Dale Nathan, a retired lawyer, is now a legal advocate who heard about Banken’s situation and is offering legal advice to Banken.

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The head of YG Entertainment Yang Hyeon-seok emphasized that “it’s baseless and ridiculous” to the rumor that Koo Hye-seon, who belongs to his company is involved with the divorce of Seo Taiji and L.

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Although Seo Taiji’s and Lee Ji Ah’s respective legal teams aren’t due back in court for a while, netizens are busily making up for lost time by digging for more details about the divorce that has quickly become the talk of the nation. …

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