Civil Liberties

Federal Judge Rules La. Sheriff's Seizure of Computers Looking For Bogus Facebook Account Used to Criticize Local Officials Not a Violation of Anything

Throws out lawsuit by employee who had his computer taken and three arrest warrants issued against him before charges were dropped--says his surrender wasn't an arrest and the act didn't have a chilling effect on free speech


A former Livingston Parish employee might appeal a judge's ruling tossing out most of his lawsuit against three Parish Council members who filed criminal defamation complaints against him last year, his attorneys said Wednesday.

The lawsuit stems from comments the employee allegedly made on Facebook using a bogus account.