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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor dismisses felony case of TownHall protester indicted for using megaphone—Cleveland Scene

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley has elected to dismiss the criminal case against a protester who demonstrated outside TownHall, an Ohio City bar and restaurant,

Prosecutor drops felony assault charge against one of two protesters charged for bullhorn use outside TownHall restaurant—Cleveland.com

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday dropped the criminal case against one ...

Two protesters were charged for allegedly damaging someone’s hearing with their megaphones—BuzzFeed News

Pattakos [said] that the restaurant owners were “intent on silencing First- Amendment-protected activity ...

2 protesters accused of causing hearing loss with megaphones—Associated Press

Both have pleaded not guilty Their attorney, ...

Pair who protested TownHall restaurant hit with felony assault charge after worker said she lost hearing from megaphones—Cleveland.com

“Being subject to a baseless felony prosecution is one of the worst ...

Two indicted on felony assault charges for using megaphones at TownHall protest—Cleveland Scene

Andy Geronimo, director of the Case Western Reserve University First Amendment Law Clinic, said the indictments were very troubling to him “From all appearances, this is a felony prosecution of speech,” ...

Ohio Supreme Court declines jurisdiction over Cleveland Foundation’s Dunham Tavern greenspace grab

Today, the Supreme Court of Ohio announced that it has declined to exercise its discretionary jurisdiction over an appeal asserted by our clients, former Dunham Tavern Museum trustees and members who ...

Beachwood retains outside counsel, faces more claims—Cleveland Jewish News

The lawsuit filed Dec 8 in the Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals followed two demand letters from Burkons’ attorney, Peter Pattakos: one ...

Burkons’ attorney: Council leader involved in prosecution—Cleveland Jewish News

The lawyer for Beachwood City Councilman Mike Burkons has filed a second taxpayer’s demand letter claiming Beachwood City Council president James Pasch had prior knowledge and was involved in the ...