A free speech debate over an Internet blog is causing a stir in Carver County court.
A motion to shut down the blog, which contains information related to several child custody battles in Carver County, was submitted by an attorney for Jeremy Banken, whose wife Lea is affiliated with the blog. Jeremy Banken has custody of the couple’s children.
Last August, Judge Perkins issued an order for Lea Banken to stop posting on the blog, but Jeremy Banken’s attorney argued last week that Lea Banken had refused to do so. Posts and comments on the blog allegedly promote violence.
Judge Perkins has up to 90 days to rule on the matter but is not expected to take that long to make a decision.