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New footage shows Ms Teeling dancing on her and drinking tequila shots at Priva nightclub in Birmingham hours before she met Bailey in a shop, reports Birmingham Live. Footage shows Charlotte Teeling, 33, dancing in a Birmingham club on her own before her chance meeting with killer Richard Bailey Image: West Midlands Police Read More Man accused of strangling mum to death during rough sex 'concealed half-naked body in bedroom for week' After returning with Bailey to his flat, Ms Teeling was murdered as Bailey disturbingly scattered pornographic images around her motionless body.
A postmortem report found Ms Teeling, 33, suffered catastrophic injuries to her neck and mouth including a bone fracture near the base of her tongue, which suggested significant force had been used.
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Bailey denied murder and manslaughter, claiming she had died as a result of a sex game gone wrong, during which she had asked him to perform a chokehold on her. But a jury at Birmingham Crown Court rejected Bailey's lies and found him guilty of her murder on Monday, September Now, poignant CCTV evidence - released by West Midlands Police - reveals how the troubled mum had been at Priva alone for more than two hours before she died.
A postmortem found Charlotte Teeling, 33, died from catastrophic injuries to her neck and mouth Image: BPM Media The mum-of-two was seen dancing on her own for two hours and drinking tequila shots in the empty club Image: West Midlands Police Charlotte let the club at around half five in the morning Image: West Midlands Police Detailed footage captures as she walks along the empty street and up to a lone bouncer outside the nightclub.
She then enters at 3. The club is completely empty, save for another bouncer, as she dances around in a circle. We review de novo a district court's dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. We also review de novo a district court's dismissal for lack of standing and ripeness.
The burden of establishing standing falls on the party claiming subject-matter jurisdiction. In reviewing the dismissal of a complaint, we must "assume all well-pled facts to be true" and "draw all reasonable inferences in favor of the plaintiff. In addition, "[w]hen addressing the appropriateness of dismissal for lack of standing, we consider exhibits attached to the complaint in addition to the complaint itself.
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Appellees contend Cooksey's claims are not justiciable because he does not have standing to bring them, and furthermore, they are not ripe. For the reasons that follow, Cooksey's claims are justiciable because he has sufficiently shown that he suffered an injury-in-fact by First Amendment standards, and likewise, the claims are ripe for adjudication. Standing In determining whether Cooksey's claims are justiciable, we first turn to standing.
Article III of the United States Constitution "gives federal courts jurisdiction only over cases and controversies, and the doctrine of standing identifies disputes appropriate for judicial resolution. The standing doctrine is "an integral component of the case or controversy requirement," id.
First, the plaintiff must have suffered an injury in fact — an invasion of a legally protected interest which is a concrete and particularized, and b actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical.
Second, there must be a causal connection between the injury and the conduct complained of — the injury has to be fairly traceable to the challenged action of the defendant, and not the result of the independent action of some third party not before the court.
Third, it must be likely, as opposed to merely speculative, that the injury will be redressed by a favorable decision. Defenders of Wildlife, U. The Supreme Court of the United States has explained that standing requirements are somewhat relaxed in First Amendment cases: Even where a First Amendment challenge could be brought by one actually engaged in protected activity, there is a possibility that, rather than risk punishment for his conduct in challenging the statute, he will refrain from engaging further in the protected activity.
Society as a whole then would be the loser.
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Thus, when there is a danger of chilling free speech, the concern that constitutional adjudication be avoided whenever possible may be outweighed by society's interest in having the statute challenged. Secretary of State of Md. The leniency of First Amendment standing manifests itself most commonly in the doctrine's first element: Injury-in-fact is defined as "an invasion of a legally protected interest which is a concrete and particularized and b actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical.
Further, Appellees maintain, "the [State] Board never compelled Mr. Cooksey to refrain from doing anything, and there was neither actual nor imminent enforcement of the Act. Cooksey, however, claims he "plainly suffered an injury-in-fact when he self-censored in response to the threat of sanctions under the Dietetics Practice Act and in response to the actions of the State Board.
He also maintains "his speech was chilled by the civil and criminal sanctions enumerated in the Dietetics Practice Act as well as by the specific actions of the State Board. We agree with Cooksey. In the most general sense, the plaintiff must have suffered an injury or threat of injury that is "credible," not "imaginary or speculative.
In First Amendment cases, the injury-in-fact element is commonly satisfied by a sufficient showing of "self-censorship, which occurs when a claimant is chilled from exercising h[is] right to free expression. City of Charlotte, F.
This court has explained, We have recognized that, to demonstrate injury in fact, it is sufficient to show that one's First Amendment activities have been chilled. Subjective or speculative accounts of such a chilling effect, however, are not sufficient. Any chilling effect must be objectively reasonable. Nevertheless, a claimant need not show [he] ceased those activities altogether to demonstrate an injury in fact. Government action will be sufficiently chilling when it is likely to deter a person of ordinary firmness from the exercise of First Amendment rights.
We are mindful, however, that the chilling effect cannot "arise merely from the individual's knowledge that a governmental agency was engaged in certain activities or from the individual's concomitant fear that, armed with the fruit of those activities, the agency might in the future take some other and additional action detrimental to that individual.
But see Mangual v. In his complaint and its attached exhibits, Cooksey has sufficiently shown that he has experienced a non-speculative and objectively reasonable chilling effect of his speech due to the actions of the State Board. The complaint states, "But for the State Board's red-pen review of his website, conversations and emails with officials of the [State Board], Cooksey would not have a speech-chilling uncertainty about the legality of private conversations and correspondence Most telling is the fact that Cooksey actually "ceased expressing opinions in the form of personal dietary advice," id.
He did not even have to go that far for an injury-in-fact to lie. See Benham, F. Further, the State Board's actions would be "likely to deter a person of ordinary firmness from the exercise of First Amendment rights. Cooksey received a telephone call from the highest executive official of a state agency, who told him she had the "statutory authority" to seek an injunction against him if he did not bring his website in line with the Act's proscriptions.
He received a red-pen mark-up of his website from the State Board Complaint Committee, which surely triggered the same trepidation we have all experienced upon receiving such markings on a high school term paper.
Furthermore, the red-pen review was accompanied by the statement, "we would ask that you make any necessary changes to your site, and moreover, going forward, align your practices with the guidance provided. And Cooksey was told, in effect, that he would remain under the watchful eye of the State Board in a letter signed by Burill, which stated, "As with all complaints, the Board reserves the right to continue to monitor this situation.
A person of ordinary firmness would surely feel a chilling effect — as Cooksey did. In fact, this case presents more persuasive evidence of chilling than another case from this court in which standing was achieved. Bartlett "NCRL"this court found that NCRL, a non-profit group with the purpose of "protect[ing] human life," had standing to challenge certain state election regulations that would impose criminal penalties on organizations making contributions for a "political purpose.
NCRL wrote to the State Board of Elections to inquire whether some of its activities specifically, distributing voter guides would violate the regulations at issue, and the Board answered in the affirmative.
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In the present case, we not only have evidence of specific and — unlike NCRL — unsolicited written and oral correspondence from the State Board explaining that Cooksey's speech violates the Act, but we also have a plaintiff who stopped engaging in speech because of such correspondence, and an explicit warning from the State Board that it will continue to monitor the plaintiff's speech in the future. Therefore, we have no trouble deciding that Cooksey's speech was sufficiently chilled by the actions of the State Board to show a First Amendment injury-in-fact.
Per NCRL, Cooksey also satisfies the injury-in-fact requirement by showing a credible threat of prosecution under the Act. This court explained, When a plaintiff faces a credible threat of prosecution under a criminal statute he has standing to mount a pre-enforcement challenge to that statute. A non-moribund statute that facially restricts expressive activity by the class to which the plaintiff belongs presents such a credible threat, and a case or controversy thus exists in the absence of compelling evidence to the contrary.
This presumption is particularly appropriate when the presence of the statute tends to chill the exercise of First Amendment rights. Cooksey does not have a dietician license; therefore, he belongs to the class implicated by the Act. It has never been alleged that the Act is moribund as evidenced by the fact that Burill told Cooksey that the State Board could seek an injunction pursuant to the Act.
Therefore, we are left with the question of whether the Act facially restricts Cooksey's expressive activity. The Act makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for people without a dietitian license to, inter alia, "[p]rovide nutrition counseling in health and disease," "[e]stablish priorities, goals, and objectives that meet nutrition needs Cooksey's complaint describes speech that could fall under each of these categories.
Therefore, his speech subjects him to a "credible threat" of the criminal penalties set forth in the Act. Once Cooksey clears the initial hurdle of injury-in-fact, he easily satisfies the other two elements of the standing inquiry, causation and redressibility. Second, the redressibility requirement is satisfied where there is "a non-speculative likelihood that the injury would be redressed by a favorable judicial decision.
The injuries in this case — a chilling of speech and threat of prosecution — were caused directly by the actions of the State Board. Cooksey's complaint — which we must accept as true — alleges that Burill, Executive Director of the State Board, "instructed" him to "take down the part of his website" that presented the diabetes-support life-coaching packages.
And there is no dispute that Burill asked Cooksey to "align [his] practices with" the comments set forth in the red-pen review. As a result, Cooksey removed certain speech from his website and refrained from offering the life-coaching packages and engaging in further individualized advising through his site.
In that case, Cooksey would find full redress, as the advice and mentoring in which he engaged through his website would be restored without fear of penalty. Appellees contend that the First Amendment standing principles do not apply here because the Act "is a professional regulation that does not abridge the freedom of speech protected under the First Amendment. Thus, Appellees claim, "this case is not actually about an infringement of Mr.
Cooksey's rights under the First Amendment. It is instead about North Carolina's authority to license occupations to safeguard the public health and safety," and the First Amendment "chilling doctrine" i. The doctrine to which Appellees refer has come to be called the "professional speech doctrine. But Appellees "put the merits cart before the standing horse. In arguing that Cooksey's claims are not justiciable, Appellees first look to the merits of his First Amendment claims and contend that the professional speech doctrine precludes them.
In so doing, they rely on cases that were decided on the merits and did not address a justiciability challenge. The Supreme Court has explained, "whether the statute in fact constitutes an abridgement of the plaintiff's freedom of speech is, of course, irrelevant to the standing analysis.
Other courts have recognized the same. Thus, "[f]or purposes of standing, we must assume the Plaintiffs' claim has legal validity. Therefore, the professional speech doctrine does not pull the rug from underneath Cooksey at this early stage of the litigation. Whether the professional speech doctrine — as this court has defined it in Bowman and Moore — King-precludes Cooksey's challenges to the Act and the State Board's actions is a merits determination that may readily be addressed upon remand.
Ripeness In determining justiciability, we must also address whether Cooksey's claims are ripe. Soc'y for Human Life, Inc.