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Monday, May 16, 2005

US Supreme Court Denies Cert in "Chief Wahoo" Case

Cert was denied today by the US Supreme Court in the following:

04-1248 BELLECOURT, VERNON, ET AL. V. CLEVELAND, OH, ET AL.

Here is a link to the decision from the Supreme Court of Ohio. The syllabus from the latter opinion states:

Civil rights – Section 1983, Title 42, U.S.Code – Right to free speech not violated
by arrest after burning effigy where municipality’s interest in preserving
public safety is implicated.

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