Maine may not punish, through criminal sanction, an individuals actions that are protected by the free speech clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, wrote District Judge Patricia G. Worth in her decision, signed on July 11.
It's a good thing they had this judge and not John Roberts. He would have interpreted the requested punishment as a tax, and thus a legitimate extension of governmental authority.
posted on 07/21/2012 9:18:40 AM PDT
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