Apr 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 along with derogatory images of the prophet Muhammad.

His attorney, Ryan Garry, said Friday that the city attorney’s office should be prosecuting people for crimes, not opinions.

[Client] and the city will argue their case before an administrative hearing officer.