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Published On: Mon, Oct 28th, 2013

Police arrest, beat blogger Roger Shuler after he ignores order to stop reporting on rumored Robert Riley Jr affair

Alabama blogger Roger Shuler was arrested after allegedly violating a judge’s order that he not publish stories about a supposed affair involving the son of a former state governor, according to a news report and his wife Carol Shuler.

Police have charged the blogger who runs ‘Legal Schnauzer’ with contempt of court and resisting arrest, confirmed by his wife Carol.

Roger Shuler Legal Schnauzer mug shotThe Shulers were sued by Robert Riley Jr, son of former Alabama governor Bob Riley, and lobbyist Liberty Duke, after publishing and asserting that the couple had an affair. Calling the allegations false and defamatory, the court issued a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction this fall, which banned the Shulers from posting “any defamatory statement” about Riley and Jones, including any statement that they “had an extramarital affair, that Petitioner Riley fathered a child out of wedlock with Petitioner Duke or anyone else, that Ms. Duke had an abortion” or that Riley paid Duke funds relating to the alleged affair.

Riley Jr is a likely candidate for a vacant House of Representatives seat.

The couple claims that the U.S. Supreme Court has held that prior restraints, which are government restrictions of speech prior to publication, are presumptively unconstitutional.

Carol Shuler, who has helped research for Legal Schnauzer, said she and her husband thought the suit was “completely absurd” when they were served and that they did not attend certain court hearings. She said they stand by the truthfulness of the reporting. “We just knew it was bogus,” Shuler said of the suit.

The Legal Schnauzer had stirred up a hornet’s nest, publishing an article outing a naked photo of a judge on a website called Bad Puppy – details here.

Here’s the lawsuit – here

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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    Good Job Police to arrest the beat Blogger .
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