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Brickbat: Thought Crime

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Marine Le Pen
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A French court has ordered right-wing political leader Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric evaluation for posting images online of violence committed by the Islamic State. She has been charged with disseminating images of violence that could be seen by children. Le Pen faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $87,000 if convicted. She says she would not comply with the court order, which is not legally enforceable.