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Judge sides with protester arrested at Supreme Ct
Wednesday - 6/12/2013, 11:20am EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a protester arrested two years ago while demonstrating on the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell ruling on Tuesday also declared unconstitutional a statute banning the display of a flag or banner on the grounds of the court.
Harold Hodge Jr., was arrested on the Supreme Court plaza in January 2011 while wearing a sign that criticized police treatment of blacks and Hispanics.
The Rutherford Institute, which challenged the statute on Hodge's behalf, said the judge's ruling "throws a lifeline to the First Amendment at a time when government officials are doing their best to censor, silence and restrict free speech activities."
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office says the office is reviewing the decision.
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