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On Monday, a new day dawned for Alex Jones’s empire. A jury selected from a pool of more than one hundred Travis County residents was impaneled in the courtroom of Judge Maya Guerra Gamble in the case of Heslin v. Jones, the first of a series of lawsuits filed nearly four years ago against Jones and FSS, the parent company of Jones’s Infowars, by the families of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. The jury selection process was a fascinating window into how his hometown peers think about Jones, financial damages, and freedom of speech.The jury won’t be there to determine whether Jones defamed the families by claiming that the massacre in which their children were murdered was a…
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