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Is Flipping the Bird Disorderly Conduct or Protected Speech?

In August of 2014, pastor John Berry asked teachers attending his service to stand and be recognized, and he requested that the congregation pray for their success in the upcoming school year. One church member, homeschooling father David Justin Freeman, did not appreciate the request. Accord to court testimony, Freeman flipped the bird at the pastor and shouted, “Don’t send your kids to the evil public schools. Don’t let Satan or the devil raise your […]

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Shareholder Edward L. Birk named Lawyer of the Week

Marks Gray is proud to announce Ed Birk was named Lawyer of the Week. The Lawyer of the Week is a global community of lawyers that inform and encourage each other. Lawyer of the Week was formed by Pamela DeNeuve, lawyer and law firm strategist. Please click here to view the Lawyer of the Week video. Mr. Birk is a News Media & First Amendment attorney. In addition, he represents clients in municipal liability, E.R.I.S.A. Benefits; […]

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