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January 24, 2013 7:33 AM
Pro-lifers banned during Inaugural, now legal Qs about crackdown
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The Washington Post reports:

A D.C. judge’s order barring a tenacious antiabortion protester from setting foot anywhere in the city has touched off a vigorous debate over free speech and political dissent in the nation’s capital.

Rives M. Grogan’s decision on Inauguration Day to climb a tree to make his point within sight of the president has united conservatives and liberals in their own protests.

“Banning him from the District because he’s sitting in a tree or speaking out, I think is absurd,” said John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties group that is taking up Grogan’s case. “He’s strange, but do you know how many strange people enter D.C. every day who probably shouldn’t be here?” Facebook Fark Furl
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