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Monday, March 12, 2012

Criticize Government, Get Arrested!

A major civil liberties organization has filed a brief in a case heading to the U.S. Supreme Court that asks the justices to create a deterrent to government agents who would arrest individuals in retaliation for their speech.

The friend-of-the-court filing comes from the Rutherford Institute in the case Virgil D. Reichle Jr. and Dan Doyle vs. Steven Howards.

Howards was at a Colorado shopping mall with his son when he learned that then-Vice President Dick Cheney was there. Howards decided to approach Cheney and express his opposition to the war in Iraq.



Anonymous said...

This idiots right to criticize ended when he touched the Vice President.

Anonymous said...

seriously.... joe, I hope you dont believe what the title implies. I am sure an obviously emotional/angry person "lightly touched" someone elses shoulder as they turn and walk away. clearly an assault... if someone did that to me they would be picking uo thier teeth.