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August 18th, 2007

Anti Bush Tshirts-The Settlement

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From ABC News:
Feds Pay $80,000 Over Anti-Bush T-Shirts

“A couple arrested at a rally after refusing to cover T-shirts that bore anti-President Bush slogans settled their lawsuit against the federal government for $80,000, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday.

Nicole and Jeffery Rank of Corpus Christi, Texas, were handcuffed and removed from the July 4, 2004, rally at the state Capitol, where Bush gave a speech. A judge dismissed trespassing charges against them, and an order closing the case was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charleston.”

I think it’s important to follow up on news of this nature. So many times we hear of protesters getting thrown out, harassed or arrested. But we don’t often hear what happens to them months, and sometimes years, later when they take their fight to court. Kudos to Jeff and Nicole Rank for having the courage to dissent.

Posted by Vixen in News, Activism

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2 Responses to “Anti Bush Tshirts-The Settlement”

  1. Will says:

    We so often never take note of those who “speak up,” or Speak out. Sometimes, it takes years for those who shout down dissent, to realise their
    silence was regrettable (to say the least.)

    ~~Our country, and it’s History, has always had trouble with bluntness of opinion.
    And yet, History itself will be what we’ll watch out for, long after all the placards
    are washed away
    by rain.~~

    Keep on, keepin’ on.


  2. Vixen says:

    Will-So true. That’s why I like to give these little updates.

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