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Joey Dauben update: legal process roadblocks aid ‘railroad’ suspicions (TX)

Is Joey Dauben Being Railroaded in Corsicana? is the question recently asked by D Magazine Editor in Chief/Founder Wick Allison.  It’s also a question deservedly, legitimately asked.  Here’s Allison’s post: Dauben, the iconoclastic publisher we profiled last March, has been sitting in the Navarro County lockup since he was arrested on molestation charges in December. He filed for indigent representation on December 20, accordin…


Joey Dauben: ‘They’ve got a fight on their hands’ (TX)

A legal drama playing out in two counties south of Dallas involving a former muckraking website publisher appears to be raising First Amendment issues, and it might also offer a good lesson in decorum for anyone who likes to get online to express an opinion or repeat what they’ve heard or seen. Joey Dauben, publisher of the Ellis County Observer, is fighting back against law enforcement agencies’ efforts to seize the domain name EllisCountyObser…


Judge orders Ellis County Observer Publisher Joey Dauben to forfeit domain name (TX)

Judge Bob Carroll of the 40th Judicial District Court ordered former Ellis County Observer publisher Joey Dauben during a hearing Friday, April 20 to forfeit his website to the state. The muckraker said in a telephone interview he is consulting with an attorney and plans to continue fighting what he views as Ellis County prosecutors’ and theRed Oak Police Department’s efforts to silence him by keeping his Freedom of the Press LLC operation shut…


Ellis County Observer publisher fights forfeiture of domain name, vows to continue muckraking one day (TX)

Joey Dauben, former publisher of the Ellis County Observer, fought back this week against law enforcement agencies’ efforts to seize the Internet domain name in connection with his prosecution in Ellis County on charges of “fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.” The website publisher said in a telephone interview that he distributed a press release by fax to The Dallas Morning News, th…


Former publisher must serve 5 years probation after criminal conviction for blog post; sex assault trial next (TX)

WAXAHACHIE, TX — The criminal legal problems of a former website publisher in a small Texas town south of Dallas shows how much trouble can erupt when bloggers fail to adhere to basic professional journalism standards. Joey Dauben, former publisher of Ellis County Observer, received five years probation on Nov. 15 in lieu of a one-year state jail sentence recommended by a jury after a one-day trial and conviction the previous day. Judge Bo…

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