|The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has summoned Attorney General, John Ashcroft, and U.S. Attorney, David Dugas, following the complaint filed by Casino City earlier this month that their recent online casino ad bashing was an infringement of the First Amendment.|
Under the terms of the summons, the Department of Justice must answer the complaint within 30 days. Casino City and the DOJ must file a status report by December 2nd, and a scheduling conference is set for December 16th
Casino City's attorney Barry Richard says ' ... it's possible and hopeful, so far as my client is concerned, that the Department of Justice will say 'We didn't mean to threaten organizations that are engaged in the type of advertising that your client is,' and that would be fine with us. It would clear the air for those people who have been and would like to continue to do this.'
Casino City operates CasinoCity.com and is part of a network of websites including Online.CasinoCity.com and CasinoCityTimes.com.