CHICAGO-(AEAE) ON FRIDAY STOLLER WENT TO TRIAL BEFORE ILLINOIS CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE DENNIS PORTER FOR THE “CRIME” OF PUBLISHING “SPEECH” ON THE INTERNET. For publishing stories on his former blog rentamark.blog.com . The trial was held at 26st and California in the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, Illinois. The charge of indirect criminal contempt grew out of an underlying divorce proceeding, which barred Stoller from publishing “speech” on Stoller's blog in clear violation of the First Amendment of the U.S Constitution. The Divorce Judge ignored Stoller's First Amendment Arguments and held Stoller in “Civil” contempt resulting in having Stoller incarcerated in the Illinois Cook County Jail from June 8, 2009 until July 15, 2009. A second charge of indirect criminal contempt for the publication went to trial on Friday Oct. 9, 2009. The Plaintiff accused Stoller of making a “death” threat based upon an unrelated third party article written on this blog on Sept 5, 2009. At the conclusion of the trial Judge Porter said he would issue a ruling on Nov. 13, 2009. The prosecutor is seeking a “6 month jail sentence for Stoller's publication of “Speech” on the Internet. All of the underlying court orders are up on Appeal before the Illinois Appellate Court. “This criminal prosecution has Section 1983 written all over it” according to a University of Chicago Law Professor who did not want to give his name.