Legal Defense Fund for Douglass Mackey

Campaign Created by: Douglass Mackey
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Tor Ekeland Law, PLLC.

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Goal : $100,000

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Welcome to Douglass Mackey's Legal Defense Fund. Please donate via GiveSendGo, or, if you prefer to give crypto, money order, physical check or cash, click here:

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On February 10, 2021, the United States government indicted Mr. Mackey on a single felony count for violating 18 U.S.C § 241, which forbids conspiracies to "injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate . . . in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured . . . by the Constitution. . . ." The government alleges that Doug did so by engaging in a conspiracy to meme in 2016. This entirely novel prosecution constitutes a dangerous prosecutorial overreach and egregious attack on Due Process and the First Amendment.

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HOW TO DONATE ANONYMOUSLY: Follow the link above and send cash to the P.O. Box address, or send an anonymous, shielded Zcash transaction to the Zcash private wallet. Or, send cash or check to the P.O. Box address. All donor info will be kept private.

Every American has the right to a defense lawyer and a fair trial under our Constitution. But a federal criminal trial is an expensive, technical affair against the Department of Justice and its vast resources. Besides legal fees, other trial costs include expert fees, jury research, case workshops, trial graphics, printing, and the production of exhibits (the cost of which is often in the thousands of dollars); travel and lodging for the trial team and experts; overtime pay and late-night transportation for administrative staff; legal research; forensics experts; electronic discovery review platforms and document review staff; court filing fees; office supplies; discovery software; postage and other assorted costs and expenses. At the Legal Defense Fund's discretion, money will be distributed to Mr. Mackey for his living expenses, and trial costs related should this prosecution disrupt his ability to earn a living, and so he can focus on his defense. 
 
Here is some background on the case: 
 
Former Federal Prosecutor Andrew McCarthy: The Justice Department's Ridiculous Voter Disinformation Prosecution
Highly Esteemed Legal Scholar and Constitutional Expert Eugene Volokh: Are Douglass Mackey's Memes Illegal?
Criminal Defense Attorney Scott Greenfield: Is Misinformation A Crime?
Criminal Defense Attorney Norm Pattis: Federal Prosecutors Take Aim At Free Speech
Criminal Defense Attorney Norm Pattis: What's Really At Stake In The 2016 "Meme" Prosecution of "Ricky Vaughn"


The Douglass Mackey Legal Defense Fund has been established by friends and supporters of Mr. Mackey to help him meet the tremendous cost of legal representation. Any support provided is much appreciated.
 
*Donors giving donations of $15K or more could be subject to gift taxes. Donors should consult their tax advisors for more information. All donations are final, and no refunds will be issued. Donations will be used as the Legal Defense Fund sees fit, without any limitation.

Please donate via GiveSendGo, or, if you prefer to give Crypto or physical check or cash click here right away:

GIVE CRYPTO OR PHYSICAL CASH/CHECK

HOW TO DONATE ANONYMOUSLY: Follow the link above and send cash to the P.O. Box address, or send an anonymous, shielded Zcash transaction to the Zcash private wallet. Or, send cash or check to the P.O. Box address. All donor info will be kept private.

*Donors giving donations of $15K or more could be subject to gift taxes. Donors should consult their tax advisors for more information. All donations are final, and no refunds will be issued. Donations will be used as the Legal Defense Fund sees fit, without any limitation.

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