It is with great disappointment that I find myself preparing this judgement. As part of this society that has founded itself on the principles of free writing and the ability to represent ourselves through our words, we believe that once we have crafted our expressions, that they may be free to be enjoyed by others, that those expressions may be addressed freely in a public discourse, and that we can be confident that the manner of representation is honest.

The defendant in this case is guilty of theft, and in the process of committing that crime, has violated the principles of our society that we hold in the highest regard. By stealing another’s words and representing those words as his own, this charlatan has shown his lack of respect for everyone in this community.

Our writing serves us all as our only means of communication, connection and expression. This judgement thus proclaims that the convicted will be incarcerated and denied access to any implements that may be used to write.

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