UPDATED: Jailed Blogger Roger Shuler Discusses His Incarceration As ‘Final Order’ Revealed
Carol Shuler managed to record an interview with her husband Roger, the blogger whose Legal Schnauser web site has infuriated a number of powerful Alabama Republicans allegedly involved in affairs, sleazy real estate deals, abuse of the court system, and (in the case of one appellate judge) appearing in one’s birthday suit on a notorious gay porn site. He is being held on a contempt of court ruling that appears unconstitutional at the very least as it involves Shuler’s rights under the First Amendment.
And in a post just published at Legal Schnauzer, Carol Shuler reveals the bizarre sequence of evence in the issuance of a “final order” against her blogger husband:
This is Carol, Roger’s wife. The Nov. 14 “Permanent Injunction” hearing in the Legal Schnauzer first amendment case was carried out under murky circumstances and held at a secretive location which served to keep it from the disapproving eyes of a concerned public. However the telephone interview with Roger Shuler filled in many details of what transpired during this kangaroo court proceeding.
This bizarre hearing subsequently resulted in a “Final Order” that we received in the U.S. mail sometime over the weekend. Ironically, this “Final Order” proves that we could not have possibly been expected to be in attendance at the Petitions for Preliminary Injunctions as the hearing itself was also held on September 29, 2013. This was the exact same day as the bogus traffic stop where Officer DeHart testified under oath that our unlawful so-called service of the civil suit took place. This traffic stop was in the parking lot of the Shelby County Library on September 29, 2013, and yet the hearing for the Preliminary Injunction was also held on September 29, 2013 per this court’s “final order” which states as follows:
“Just as it did at the September 29, 2013 hearing on the Petitions for Preliminary Injunction, the Court finds that Petitioners have demonstrated that the Respondents have published false, defamatory and libelous statements concerning Petitioners on Respondents’ website, Legal Schnauzer.”
The “final order” also grants the Petitioners exorbitant attorney’s fees in the amounts of $24,425 for Riley and $9,450 for Duke. Pretty steep attorney’s fees for a case that only lasted a grand total of six weeks!