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  •  Well, that's different. (1+ / 0-)
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    But if you're doing civil disobedience, you kind of have to expect to get arrested, that being part of the deal.

    I was reacting to the notion, perhaps not held by you, that standing up and giving a speech in the Supreme Court is an exercise of 1st Amendment expression. If that was the case, then I presume that any citizen would be allowed to exercise that right without getting dragged out.  Which would get silly, I think, with the Court trying to conduct their business in that kind of environment.

    •  This Court has BEEN conducting BUSINESS veeery (1+ / 0-)
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      quietly for way too long. It's about time someone stood up and said we do not agree, you are WRONG. I wish he had said "wrong as a matter of law and of humanity". The more publicity, the better.

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      It IS exercising your right to free speech. It wouldn't result in arrest IF there was an actual time allotted for citizens to speak. What would it hurt if people had even 1/2 hour each day to speak before the Supreme Court? Same for any gov't body. They're not royalty, after all, they're public employees. Some of them may think they're royalty, but we got rid of that ridiculousness for a very good reason. So do we sorta agree at least?

      BTW, when I write to my Rep and Sens, I address them by their first names.  We're friendly here in Hawai'i,and they ARE our employees.  They write back with my first name, too.  It's all good, Brah!

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