Barlow’s December 16 Hearing

You may recall hearing about John Perry Barlow’s ongoing battle to get some misdemeanor drug possession charges against him thrown out on Fourth Amendment grounds. (Barlow was arrested after a Transportation Safety Authority baggage screener found a small quantity of marijuana, some mushrooms, and some ketamine in an ibuprofen bottle in his checked luggage before an airplane flight.)

If you haven’t heard about it, it’s time you did. That’s the sound of your Constitutional freedoms fluttering away…

Anyway, there was a hearing this past Wednesday on the matter. Seth David Schoen has an interesting (if maddening) write-up of it: In the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo. You can also check out Barlow’s pre-hearing description of the original incident: A taste of the system, and if you’re feeling really masochistic, you can read some of the relevant court documents: “The Man” vs. John Perry Barlow.

One Response to “Barlow’s December 16 Hearing”

  1. Tom Buckner Says:

    Are you SURE it isn’t time to emigrate to Canada? I mean, I hate the cold and all, but the Cons have got this country sewed up. They’ve eliminated all legal avenues for their removal and will crush extralegal revolt. In Canada JPB wouldn’t have to hide his damn weed from the Hessians.

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