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Re: Townsend

On 14 Jan 2003 at 13:19, Dave Faneuf wrote:

> > Yes.  It happened to an NPR freelance reporter in Maryland in 1998,
> > and he ended up pleading guilty after a judge refused to allow him a
> > First Amendment defense.  He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
> So what happened?  Did he win on appeal?

No, the Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal in 2000 and the last 
news stories on the subject were about him entering a federal minimum 
security prison.