Supreme Court demonstrators found guilty

, The National Law Journal


Thirteen demonstrators arrested for unfurling a banner on the U.S. Supreme Court steps in protest of the death penalty in January were found guilty on June 27 of violating a federal law barring such demonstrations.

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  • gregreedan

    It may be an illegal act, but is it ethical to prosecute taxpayers when they attempt to use their first amendment rights on property they pay for. After all, the Justices do not own the building. The American people do. I can see that demonstrations of this sort might be unseemly within a courtroom, and interfere with the proper administration of justice, but really! On the steps-outside? This seems to me to be one of those "silly" laws, thought up by "silly people" from British TV comedy. Tsk. Tsk.

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