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  • Legal Battle On Behalf of Journalist ‘Far From Over’: Lawyer

    The lawyer for Justin Brake, a journalist charged with mischief and disobeying a court order, says the legal battle is far from over.

    Geoff Budden was responding to a court decision yesterday determining that the criminal charges against Brake will stand.

    Brake has argued that he was following the story when he and a group of protesters breached the gates surrounding the Muskrat Falls construction site in October of 2016.

    Brake’s lawyer Geoff Budden says it is highly unusual for someone like Brake, who was the editor of the online newspaper the Independent at the time, to face such charges.

    He says he believes the case will be precedent-setting.

    Budden says Brake will be pleading not guilty if, and when, the case gets to that stage.

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