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[APPEALS] Cory Chapman v State, No. 21A-CR-421

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:30pm to 2:10pm

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Liberal Arts (LA) Building Room 159, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks must be worn during the entirety of the Oral Argument.  A recording of this event will be posted after the event at Oral Arguments Online.

Evidence indicates that Cory Chapman, a high school band director, sent memes involving jokes of a sexual nature to a former student. The State charged Chapman with disseminating matter harmful to minors.  Chapman moved for a preliminary determination of whether the matter is probably harmful to minors.  Following a hearing, the trial court answered that question in the affirmative.  Chapman now appeals contending that the memes do not meet the standard of “probably harmful to minors” and that, if they do meet the standard, it constitutes a violation of his First Amendment rights.

The scheduled panel members are Judges Robb, Mathias and Senior Judge Shepard

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