April 26

Attorney convinces court to reduce bail

Attorney convinces court to reduce bail

Star Tribune – 2011-04-26 Bail reduced for mom in fatal hit-and-run Diane Bakdash’s attorney made all the familiar arguments in pushing to have her bail lowered: She has a supportive family, she’s been a law-abiding citizen for years, she has a stellar work record. Then Ryan Garry told the judge something perhaps even more convincing….
April 26

Bail reduced from $1,000,000 to $100,000

Bail reduced from $1,000,000 to $100,000

Fox 9 News – 2011-04-26 Ryan convinced a Hennepin County District Court Judge to reduce his client’s bail from $1,000,000 to $100,000. His client is charged with Accomplice after the Fact to Second Degree Murder.
August 27

Man who posted anti-Islamic fliers won’t be fined

Man who posted anti-Islamic fliers won’t be fined

Kare 11 – 2010-08-27 ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Waite Park man won’t have to pay fines for hanging anti-Islamic posters on utility poles in St. Cloud. An administrative hearing officer on Friday dismissed two $100 citations against [Client]. He ruled that St. Cloud selectively prosecuted him for violating an ordinance against posting materials on…
August 27

First Amendment win

First Amendment win

WCCO (Minneapolis) – 2010-08-27 Charges dismissed against [Client] who posted alleged offensive cartoons regarding the Muslim religion. St. Cloud City Attorney Matt Staehling expressed disappointment but says there will be no appeals. Prosecutors declined earlier to press criminal charges. [Client]’s lawyer, Ryan Garry, is championing the decision as a win for the First Amendment.
June 24

[Client] claims free speech right to slag on Muslims

[Client] claims free speech right to slag on Muslims

City Pages – 2010-06-24 By Hart Van Denburg Sometimes this whole defense-of-free-speech thing is darned annoying. Here we are, for goodness sakes, watching some guy from Waite Park named [Client] saying he’s well within his constitutional rights to post flyers on utility polls outside a St. Cloud mosque depicting Allah boffing animals. Leaving aside his…
April 24

Minnesota man gets hearing on First Amendment

Minnesota man gets hearing on First Amendment

USA Today – 2010-04-24 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who admits posting several anti-Muslim cartoons in St. Cloud will get a chance to dispute civil charges against him. A hearing for [Client] of Waite Park has been set for June 1. The drawings included sexually explicit depictions of bestiality and sodomy, along…
April 24

Man gets hearing

Man gets hearing

Kare 11 News – 2010-04-24 ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Minnesota man who admits posting several anti-Muslim cartoons in St. Cloud will get a chance to dispute civil charges against him. A hearing for [Client] of Waite Park has been set for June 1. [Client] says he posted the drawings to educate others about Islam….
April 24

Minnesota man gets hearing on First Amendment

Minnesota man gets hearing on First Amendment

WCCO News – 2010-04-24 A Minnesota man who admits posting several anti-Muslim cartoons in St. Cloud will get a chance to dispute civil charges against him. The drawings included sexually explicit depictions of bestiality and sodomy, along with derogatory images of the prophet Muhammad. [Client] says he posted the drawings to educate others about Islam….
April 24

First Amendment hearing set

First Amendment hearing set

Pioneer Press – 2010-04-24 A Minnesota man who admits posting several anti-Muslim cartoons in St. Cloud will get a chance to dispute civil charges against him. He has been assessed two civil charges of posting materials on fixtures. Each carries a maximum fine of $250. The drawings included sexually explicit depictions of bestiality and sodomy…
April 24

Hearing set in anti-Islam cartoon incident

Hearing set in anti-Islam cartoon incident

St. Cloud Times – 2010-04-24 A June 1 hearing has been scheduled for the Waite Park man who admitted posting anti-Islam drawings at various locations in St. Cloud. The hearing is an opportunity for [Client] to dispute a civil charge that he violated a city ordinance prohibiting the posting of materials on fixtures. [Client] faces…