Judge A. Howard Matz

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Artist:

Year: 2011

Date of Action: 07.2010

Region: North America

Location: Los Angeles, California

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Internet

Confronting Bodies: U.S. Marshals, Federal District Judges

Description of Artwork: Internet Domain www.ahowardmatz.com, Facebook Websites.

The Incident: U.S. Marshals’ Los Angeles office located in Matz’ courthouse has been contacting website hosts, claiming that websites outlining the disgraced jurist’s dirty deeds are "under investigation" and must therefore be shut down.

Results of Incident: Chilled speech and fear of arrest

Source: http://www.dmlp.org/threats/marshals-v-ahowardmatzcom#node_legal_threat_full_group_description