First Amendment Free Speech Concerns Pervade The Internet

First Amendment concerns have been becoming more commonplace on the Internet. A man was recently jailed for contents posted on his website that included individuals’ names and phone number. The man was jailed for refusing to take down the website’s contents.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment and what is a prior restraint?
What are the facts of this dispute?
What did the appellate brief argue?
What are the Washington statutes at issue?
What did the court determine?

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