Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Lawyers for the Presidential rallies assert a right to violate the Constitution

Everytime Bush gives a speech, even if it is in a public space, his team excludes any audience member who looks like they may be non-supportive. There is a court case going on that says simply no one, not the President but no one, has that right in America. In looking through case law if it was a private event they can exclude people but not for public events on public property. The attorneys don't answer the question of what gives them the right to control admission to public events in public spaces in violation of the Constitution and hundreds of cases showing they have no such right. Their argument, such as it is, points out that private organizations can exclude people. They seem to be wanting to privatize the presidency.

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