Troll Linda Ellis Felled by GA Supreme Court
30 March, 2015 (09:02) | Copyright, politics Written by: lucia
On Friday March 27, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in favor of Matt Chan in his appeal of a lower court ruling finding ‘stalking’. My interpretation of the ruling– which I’ve read using my non-lawyer eyes– is the Court not only granted Chan’s appeal but
- They ruled in his favor 7-0. This was not a close call at all. Every single judge ruled for Chan.
- This was not a “first amendment beats stalking” case: Every single member of the court ruled Chan did not contact Ellis. Stalking through contact was the only mechanism of stalking even claimed in the lower court ruling against Chan. When overruling the lone (in my view demented) Judge Jordan, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned the conviction because– basically– the Ellis side did not provide evidence that indicated Chan stalked Ellis. American’s all understand that courts never actually clearanyone of a crime; courts always leave open the possibility that some evidence not presented to them exists somewhere. So one can’t go so far as to say the justices fully, 100% decreed Chan did not stalk. However, effectively they overturned his conviction ruling he did not stalk Ellis– or at least Judge Jordan’s ruling was not supported by the evidence presented to him in court. read more