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Court Blocks Media Coverage at Hearing for Young Man Charged with Terrorism for Posting Rifle Pic

A Michigan court has denied a media coverage request for the trial of Lucas Gerhard, the former Lake Superior State University student who was hit with terror charges last year for posting a picture of his rifle on social media. He could serve up to 20 years in prison if he is ultimately convicted.

Gerhard’s attorney Nicholas Somberg wrote on Facebook that his request for the Chippewa County Circuit Court proceedings to be recorded and broadcast over the internet was capriciously denied, despite the fact that there is widespread interest in the case due to its broader implications on the 1st and 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.

“My request for electronic media coverage for [Gerhard’s trial] was denied. No explanation.” Somberg wrote in the post.

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