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First Amendment lawsuit threat over WWII memorial closure
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/02/2013 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 10/02/2013 4:45:50 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

The federal government is facing a class-action lawsuit over its shutdown-related closure of the WWII Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A constitutional law firm is prepared to take action on First Amendment grounds.

“By spending money to bring in barricades to attempt to shut down an open-air memorial is abhorrent and deeply insulting to WWII vets who defended the very freedoms that are now threatened by the Obama Administration’s actions. We are prepared to take legal action if this injustice is not corrected,” Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, said Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barrycades; govtshutdown; wwiimemorial
The barrycades will prove to be iconic for the legacy of this lawless POS POTUS.
1 posted on 10/02/2013 4:45:50 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Jay keep up the good fight


2 posted on 10/02/2013 4:47:18 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I heard today that that memorial is privately funded also...(besides the park they shut down) Anyone know if the WW2 memorial is gov funded?


3 posted on 10/02/2013 4:49:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Jay Sekulow/ACLJ Bump!


4 posted on 10/02/2013 4:51:52 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Doogle

dang...it is privately funded....read here:
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/privately-funded-wwii-memorial-barricaded-at-taxpayers-expense/

..so why is the clown shutting it down?


5 posted on 10/02/2013 4:52:11 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Levin just said if any veteran is touched or arrested for going to the memorials he’s going to DC with a crowd. I will go.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 4:53:02 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Doogle

“so why is the CLOWN shutting it down?”

I think you just answered your own question.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 4:53:36 PM PDT by unseelie
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To: Hotlanta Mike

ACLJ, cool. They are good people. I met Jay once. He’s shorter than he looks on tv. But a man of great stature in our fight for freedom.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 4:54:48 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

To paraphrase a tweet sent out earlier today by Rand Paul: Barack Obama sent more security to keep the vets out of the World War II Memorial than he did to keep the terrorists out of our consulate in Benghazi.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 4:58:31 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

To paraphrase a tweet sent out earlier today by Rand Paul: Barack Obama sent more security to keep the vets out of the World War II Memorial than he did to keep the terrorists out of our consulate in Benghazi.


No stand down order was given to the National Parks Service...


10 posted on 10/02/2013 5:00:53 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Doogle

In his second term Barry has decided the law does not apply to him, he just issues whatever orders he wants.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 5:13:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Jay is up against the strongest communists empire in the world.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 5:14:57 PM PDT by Logical me
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No stand down order was given to the National Parks Service..., The POS POTUS and his NPS are "servicing" the American people...in the down on the farm sense of the word.
13 posted on 10/02/2013 5:23:52 PM PDT by lightman (Prosecute the heresies; pity the heretics.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

FIRE FOR EFFECT!!!!

(We’re totally on target folks. A lib complained to me about the closing of VA hospitals. I brought up the FR post showing Dems blocked funding for the VA in the House. She was silent, and livid at me.)


14 posted on 10/02/2013 5:25:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (I REFUSE!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Serve your country and get stabbed in the back by Democrats!


15 posted on 10/02/2013 5:38:15 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Some of these WWII Veterans have real health issues. How does it look if one of them keels over trying to move a barricade?


16 posted on 10/02/2013 5:40:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Irenic
Levin just said if any veteran is touched or arrested for going to the memorials he’s going to DC with a crowd.

Wow. And I plan on being there later this month. Gonna be a wild month.

17 posted on 10/02/2013 6:01:37 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I never could understand how suing the federal government could be of any advantage.

Even if the feds were to lose the case, who pays the court costs but the taxpayer? It’s like suing oneself.


18 posted on 10/02/2013 6:04:56 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I don't say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike


19 posted on 10/02/2013 6:21:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike; All

This memorial and many other parks and campgrounds he ordered closed are PRIVALTELY FUNDED and owned -

Totally illegal to shut down.

But it’s nice to be king and operate totally WROL

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/10/02/shutdown-white-house-ordering-privately-run-privately-funded-parks-to-close/


20 posted on 10/02/2013 6:27:20 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Doogle

> ..so why is the clown shutting it down?

For spite.

0bummer is an enemy of the United States.


21 posted on 10/02/2013 6:48:45 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

All the Park people and law enforcement, need to start refusing odongo’s orders and join up with the Will of the People. There will come a time they’ll wish the did.


22 posted on 10/02/2013 6:50:22 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike



23 posted on 10/02/2013 7:36:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I am wondering if all people in the area en masse occupied the monument so they couldn’t reinstall the barricades, what would happen? Use an old Lefty technique on the leftys of Sit-in Civil Disobedience kinda thing.... Occupy it 24-7. Certainly WWII vets are probably too old for that but their Vietnam veteran kids, and Iraq-Afghanistan veteran grandkids could make things interesting.


24 posted on 10/02/2013 10:09:18 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Doogle
...so why is the clown shutting it down?

So the skinny, commie with a Napoleon complex can prove that HE is master POTUS.

25 posted on 10/03/2013 6:56:06 AM PDT by madison10
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