Thursday, February 17, 2005

Reason Prevails

In the case of the Philly 5.

In throwing out the charges, Common Pleas Court Judge Pamela Dembe said that the United States, through the First Amendment, was "one of the very few countries that protect unpopular speech."
She cited Supreme Court decisions to support the argument that the reaction of listeners to speech, even a potentially violent reaction, can not be used as the basis for filing charges against the speakers.


Thank God that some judges still understand and apply the law.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Marie said...

It's nice to finally see some competition in town. In addition to competition, this will undoubtedly provide good job opportunities with a financially stable company. I've heard that there will be more news to come.

7:21 PM  
Blogger rox_publius said...

I'm gonna presume that this is in regard to the Southwest v. USAirways posts. And you're damn tootin' this is good news for the job situation down at PHL. Lower fares means more traffic which means more jobs which equals win, win, win all around.

And a juicy teaser about more news to come. Ewwww... goody.

I'll be looking forward to more gloating posts here on the blog.

12:51 PM  

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