Monday, February 18, 2013


We knew this was coming. I told him to relax, we should be able to easily beat this in TRIMET court by establishing the clear pattern of harassment at the hands of rogue Trimet officials.

Lane Jensens post with movie on this topic

TriMet Hearing FAQ's 

TriMet Exclusion Appeal Recordings 

TriMet Administrative Rules - Issuance and Processing of Exclusions
Not sure where Lane fits in here

although not expressly mentioned freedom of the press is a 1st amendment right

Trimet must establish a preponderance of the evidence

Lane cannot actually be excluded as he is transit dependent


Al M said...

And of course it was big bird handing Lane the exclusion.
This is gonna make great theater.
Stay tuned.
The defense, supported by character witnesses will be a pattern of harassment based on Lane's news gathering activities.

Max said...

What was he excluded for?

I'm going with the "Use of District Transit System for Non-Transit Purposes" (28.15 (B) (1)).

Al M said...

Non transit purpose of course.
I'm almost certain we can get it overturned by showing the pattern of harassment that he has endured at the hands of trimet staff.

I'' be there as a witness along with a few other people who know Lane and what has been going on.

Al M said...

The first amendment also guarantees freedom of press, which is exactly what Lane was doing.

Al M said...

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

Originally, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress. However, starting with Gitlow v. New York, the Supreme Court has applied the First Amendment to each state. This was done through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, by what is called the Incorporation Doctrine. The Court has also recognized a series of exceptions to provisions protecting the freedom of speech.

Al M said...

He has rights, the fact that he is not 'liked' is irrelevant.

Big bird is famous for abusing his authority and he will be called on his behavior by myself and others at this hearing.