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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Judge to Rule on Censorship of Pro-Israel Ads

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on a proposal to put ads on vehicles of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York that proclaim, “In Any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”

The government transportation agency refused to allow the ads to run, claiming that they were “demeaning” to a group of people.

But that decision, allege attorneys for the American Freedom Law Center, violates the Constitution’s protections on free speech.

The hearing is scheduled tomorrow in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before Judge Paul A. Engelmayer.

AFLC attorneys want the court to strike down the MTA’s restriction on the anti-jihad bus ads, claiming the restrictions violates the First Amendment.


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