Clinton Meme Trial Could Chill Free Speech for All Americans, Attorney Says

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is being accused of using obscure conspiracy laws to target conservatives.
For example, violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act ordinarily would bring a year in prison. But in the last year, a host of sidewalk counselors at abortion facilities have been charged with both FACE violations and Conspiracy to Violate Civil Rights for posting to Facebook about where they would gather.
The conspiracy charge adds a potential 10-years in federal prison.
Douglass Mackey, 31, is on federal trial this week in the Eastern District of New York for posting a satirical meme under the Twitter handle “Ricky Vaughn” in 2016, advising voters they could vote for Hillary Clinton for president via text message or social media…. Source

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