Until last week, Roger Shuler was the only known journalist in the Western Hemisphere jailed for doing his job. A former sports reporter and university editor who developed the political blog Legal Schnauzer, is known as a controversial figure in his community. But even his critics concede that a court order banning him from writing anything about the alleged extramarital affair of a man rumored to be running for Congress was likely unconstitutional. A Shelby County judge ruled that Shuler couldn't continue writing about the alleged affair of the son of a former governor. When Shuler refused to comply, police arrested him for contempt of court. But even when he wanted to comply, he didn’t know how. “At my Nov. 14 hearing, the only hearing I had, the court gave me no direction on how I could purge myself of contempt,” Shuler said. “I noted that I had no computer or Web access to take down the posts, even though I knew it was unlawful to be forced into taking them down. The court’s response was more or less that I had to resolve that problem myself."