Friday, February 28, 2014

Outburst at US Supreme Court would be a violation of decorum rules, but it was mostly ignored.

Ever get mad about a Supreme Court decision? So mad that you want to show the justices how you feel? Well, there's a law against it. 

The federal law against "harangues or orations" and using “loud or threatening or abusive language in the Supreme Court Building,”is seldom (if ever?) violated, but it happened this week when a California man interrupted oral arguments to express his displeasure about the decision in Citizens United.

Article here. (via state bar of Michigan blog).

Shouting "Money is not speech!" and "Corporations are not people!" the man implored the nine justices to "Overturn Citizens United!"

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