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Man sues over arrest for wearing "Occupy" jacket in Supreme Court (freeloader seeks 'damages')
Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/18/12

Posted on 10/20/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT by Libloather

Man sues over arrest for wearing "Occupy" jacket in Supreme Court
October 18, 2012 | Reuters

**SNIP**

A second officer told Scott the jacket was "a sign, a demonstration" that he could not wear inside the court without being arrested for unlawful entry, the suit said. When Scott said that he didn't understand, he was arrested.

Federal prosecutors later dismissed the charge, but Scott is now seeking damages from the government. He argues that he should have been allowed to remain on the property and that his jacket constituted "pure speech" protected by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: court; jacket; occunazis; occupuds; occupy; occutards; supreme
George Clooney Calls First Amendment 'Unfortunate'
1 posted on 10/20/2012 1:41:18 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

#Occupy the Supreme Court? That sounds like some weird, Nazi BS to me.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 1:46:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Libloather

Next time, hand the lib-dem-OWS filth a dull knife, and shoot him. Problem solved.


3 posted on 10/20/2012 1:47:49 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin & Bidet Joker: We played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Libloather

I think this guy has a good case.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 1:49:09 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 2:09:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Husker24
I think this guy has a good case.

Absolutely! The responses on this thread will likely be pretty sickening.

6 posted on 10/20/2012 2:22:35 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Democracy = Communism on the installment plan.)
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To: Husker24

Yeah, the article says that SCOTUS ruled in 1971 that wearing clothing articles with political messages inside courtrooms was protected activity. The guy is going to win.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 2:22:50 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Libloather
Scott, who has worked as a city planner for the City of Clearwater, Florida, is a former U.S. Marine.

I'm having a hard time believing this guy's a marine.

8 posted on 10/20/2012 2:28:39 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

The liberal slime ball Don Imus was a marine. He played the trumpet in the marine band.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 2:33:00 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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10 posted on 10/20/2012 2:34:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Timber Rattler

You would think the judge knows the law instead he used his powers for personal views. Sadly most people give up their rights to easily.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Libloather

Here is some video of this Occupy idiot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5JX9eVUQ30

Being tossed out of the SC


12 posted on 10/20/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Husker24

But his problem is one of JURISDICTION. He’ll have to take his complaint to the House of Representatives just to get the ball rolling......


13 posted on 10/20/2012 3:16:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Husker24

I agree this guy has a good case for damages.
Free speech protection exists for everyone.
Otherwise free speech is not free...it’s a
privilege. Asshats and idiots get the benefit
of this protection as a price everyone else
must bear for exercising the right to free
speech. Just like Larry Flynt is a scuzzy
lowlife slimy bastage who publishes garbage
and disease but is protected by that First
Amendment.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Husker24

Darn right he has a good case. See Cohen v. California (403 US 15), the famous “F**K THE DRAFT” case. We may not agree with what he has to say, but we should defend his right to say it!


15 posted on 10/20/2012 4:21:07 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Orange1998
I did something in court once that the judge didn't appreciate and he said something like "I don't approve of that in my court room". I snapped and said "this isn't your court room your honor, it's the peoples court room". And then the hilarity ensued (this was in a small town is southern New Hampshire back in the early '80's; much different than now).

Didn't get locked up for contempt and was found not guilty of the charge that got me there.

One of the strangest days of my life.

The Kenyan must go.

16 posted on 10/20/2012 4:22:48 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Libloather

What a jerk, when you go into a court room, the judge is in HIS domain...do what your told or be charged with contempt...or thrown out, or spend an overnight in the pokey...Never say anything that gets the judge angry...Made that mistake once when I told the lawyer that asked me a question....”thats none of your business” JUdge yelled, answer his question....I said I don’t remember how much I have in stock.....judge was satisfied, I answered the question....


17 posted on 10/20/2012 7:45:58 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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