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Your regular reminder that the biggest threat to free speech is the government.

This story is basically Kansas restaurant owner Kari Newell swatting a local newspaper and having all of its computers and phones seized because a reporter looked up her public DUI record on a state website. It is unconscionable that Marion County District Court Magistrate Judge Laura Viar signed this warrant and that the cops executed it. Hey, let’s see if anyone has the integrity to stand by these decisions:

At the law enforcement center in Marion, a staff member said only Police Chief Gideon Cody could answer questions for this story, and that Cody had gone home for the day and could not be reached by phone. The office of Attorney General Kris Kobach wasn’t available to comment on the legal controversy in Marion, which is north of Wichita in central Kansas.

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