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Twitter joke case appeal judgment due

Belfast : United Kingdom | Jul 27, 2012 at 2:41 AM PDT
Source: The Guardian
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Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters A man found guilty of sending a menacing tweet after making a joke about blowing up an airport is to learn the outcome of his challenge against conviction. Paul Chambers was fined £385 and ordered to pay £600 costs at Doncaster magistrates court in May 2010 after being... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian
 
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