The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky has entered its appearance on behalf of James Evans, a Muhlenberg County man charged with terrorist threatening for posting song lyrics on his Facebook page.

In explaining the ACLU’s decision to undertake Mr. Evans’ representation, Executive Director Michael Aldridge stated, “The First Amendment exists to protect people from government censorship of unpopular, but otherwise lawful, speech. And there is no greater threat to our ability to exercise that right than to be thrown in jail for doing so.” He added, “We look forward to mounting a vigorous defense on Mr. Evans’ behalf, and in ensuring that his, and all Kentuckians’, First Amendment rights are protected.”

ACLU of Kentucky Cooperating Attorney William G. Deatherage, Jr. and ACLU of Kentucky Legal Director William E. Sharp will be representing Mr. Evans.