Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Supreme Court Turns Down Speech Ejections Appeal

By Jack Simony

The two people who were thrown out of a 2005 speech given by George W. Bush were denied an appeal by the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported.

Justice Ruth Badner Ginsburg wrote on behalf of the court that she could not "see how reasonable public officials, or any staff or volunteers under their direction, could have viewed the bumper sticker as a permissible reason for depriving Weise and Young of access to the event.”

The incident happened while Bush was speaking about social security during a public event at a Denver museum. Leslie Weise and Alex Young say they were excluded from the speech because they arrived in a car with the bumper sticker that said, "No More Blood for Oil," and claim their First Amendment rights were violated.

- By Jack Simony

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