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  •  They must have damn good hearing... (7+ / 0-)

    Scott was quiet about it. He didn't disturb anyone.

    What compelling government interest is demonstrated here, other than the danger that SCOTUS justices might hear what the people think of them?
    That makes this whole thing even more troubling to me.

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:59:29 AM PST

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    •  It was the Occupy sweeatshirt that offended (4+ / 0-)
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      johnny wurster, nextstep, wader, BachFan

      if he hadn't been wearing that where it was restricted, nothing would have happened. He was told repeatedly to take it off or leave and he didn't.
      Sorry but i don't see being told you can't wear a certain sweatshirt, or to take a sweatshirt off, where such is restricted, as a major violation of human rights.
      he'll get his day in court

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:18:24 AM PST

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      •  Yeah, I'm wondering about the specific outrage (6+ / 0-)

        There was apparently an Occupy demonstration outside the building and he was walking around with an "Occupy Everything" statement on his jacket inside - relating the two seems natural.  Regardless of outside activity at the time, it's a contemporary political statement and seems to easily fall against the rules of display in the building.

        Perhaps this individual was attempting to push the boundaries, which I think is fine, but getting bothered that the rules happen to still exist and this person knowingly bumped against them is sort of like reporting on easy cause->effect.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 08:31:10 AM PST

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