34 Convicted in Display At U.S. Supreme Court

From the Washington Post:

D.C. Superior Court Judge Wendell P. Gardner Jr. said the demonstrators violated the law by protesting at the plaza of the Supreme Court, where such activities are banned. He rejected arguments that they were practicing free speech when they marched to the plaza…. During a three-day trial, prosecutors presented a videotape that showed several officers warning the protesters to remain on the sidewalk, where demonstrations are legal, or risk arrest.

Oh come on. They didn’t stay on the sidewalk? They get 2 months in jail because they didn’t stay on the sidewalk? And who decided to make demonstrating in front of the Supreme Court illegal, anyway? They are the guardians of our rights, and we’re not even allowed to protest in front of them? Sigh….

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