An Antiwar Forum in Iowa Brings Federal Subpoenas
February 10, 2004 5:52 AM   Subscribe

If you get your protest, then you ‘ve got to have your subpoena! "I've heard of such a thing, but not since the 1950's, the McCarthy era," said David D. Cole, a Georgetown law professor. "It sends a very troubling message about government officials' attitudes toward basic liberties." (NYT article)
posted by acrobat (9 comments total)
This seems to be happening more and more lately.
posted by y6y6y6 at 6:19 AM on February 10, 2004

I'd just like to say that the only law about protesting I'd support would be to outlaw banging on those african drums during marches and an amendment making it legal to shoot puppetteers on sight. I'd also make it legal for women to bare their breasts for peace.

*fist in the air*

One Tin Soldier Rides Away....
posted by jonmc at 6:44 AM on February 10, 2004

jonmc: I second the bare breast motion for all the wrong and right reasons
posted by elpapacito at 6:59 AM on February 10, 2004

I second the bare breast motion for all the right and left bosoms... err reasons.
posted by spazzm at 7:10 AM on February 10, 2004

The good news here is that a) Ashcroft seems to be backing off but b) not enough that it can't be used as a campaign issue in the fall.

I second the bare breast thing, but only for football related program activities.
posted by Slagman at 7:28 AM on February 10, 2004

bare breasts are the answer to all of mans problems...


posted by Dreamghost at 7:34 AM on February 10, 2004

I support a law that makes baby Jesus cry every time someone writes "1950's" instead of "1950s".
posted by thanotopsis at 8:08 AM on February 10, 2004

acrobat: as an aside, you might consider changing your nome. "acrobat", as in .pdf, tends to make me, and I would guess many others, cringe. Nothing personal, mind you, it's just something about that format that is so ucky.
posted by kablam at 10:22 AM on February 10, 2004

"1950's" instead of "1950s".

I worked at a newspaper where we had a notice up on the wall ensuring we did it correctly. Unfortunately, after having it drilled into me, I would use it in papers for class and get marked down. The same paper made me not put two spaces after periods.
posted by drezdn at 12:44 PM on February 10, 2004

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