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Free Speech Wins

By CNHT | May 5, 2016

ALTON — The man who was arrested for disorderly conduct last year at a selectmen’s meeting for what one selectman called “character assassination” has been awarded $42,500 in damages by a federal court judge.

Jeffrey T. Clay, 57, of 53 Mallard Drive, was arrested approximately 40 seconds into the allotted five-minute comment period on Feb. 3, 2015, after asking all of the board members to resign. He claimed they had taken “poor actions as selectmen,” made “poor decisions” and “continued violations of the citizens’ rights here in Alton.”

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Court awards $40,000 in damages in Alton free speech case

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