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(The Hill)   6th Circuit Court of Appeals: Bird, Bird, The Bird is a word...and as such protected by the 1st Amendment   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Appeal, Associated Press, federal appeals court, Moving violation, U.S. Court of Appeals, United States Constitution, Middle finger, Law  
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3659 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2019 at 2:32 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2019-03-14 12:54:22 PM  
Impressive.  I wonder if it's going to be appealed.
 
2019-03-14 01:04:49 PM  
I'm so glad that this li'l urchin won't be looking at the slammer...

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2019-03-14 02:33:21 PM  
Contempt of cop can still get you killed. Be careful.
 
2019-03-14 02:36:06 PM  
Ok then. Flip off a judge and see how that works out for you.
 
2019-03-14 02:36:42 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:37:28 PM  

Russ1642: Ok then. Flip off a judge and see how that works out for you.


Contempt of Court is a well-recognized (by judges) exception to the first amendment
 
2019-03-14 02:37:40 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:39:19 PM  

BizarreMan: Impressive.  I wonder if it's going to be appealed.


SCOTUS is the only higher court to appeal it to, and I sincerely doubt they would "grant cert" to hear it
 
2019-03-14 02:39:24 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:40:40 PM  

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Heh....what is that from?
 
2019-03-14 02:40:46 PM  
Weird.

The Supreme Court has already ruled that flipping off a cop is protected speech.

You would think that would have settled it. Not that I read TFA or anything.
 
2019-03-14 02:43:34 PM  
IIRC:

In my state (WA), it is legal to flip off other drivers...provided that your hand is inside your car.  If you give the bird outside your car, it's considered an improper hand signal.  Or something like that.

And we all remember the proper hand signals from driver's ed:

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2019-03-14 02:45:24 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:45:50 PM  
Family Guy All Bird is the word scenes
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2019-03-14 02:46:11 PM  

Russ1642: Ok then. Flip off a judge and see how that works out for you.


You don't have unlimited free speech in court. Feel free to stand outside the courthouse flipping the bird to every judge you see. Doing it from the witness stand to the judge or prosecutor is different -- especially after the warning the first time. After that it's going to be rock solid contempt of court.
 
2019-03-14 02:47:16 PM  

The_Sponge: IIRC:

In my state (WA), it is legal to flip off other drivers...provided that your hand is inside your car.  If you give the bird outside your car, it's considered an improper hand signal.  Or something like that.

And we all remember the proper hand signals from driver's ed:

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2019-03-14 02:47:26 PM  

The_Sponge: cowgirl toffee: [media.giphy.com image 450x247]


Heh....what is that from?


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2019-03-14 02:48:02 PM  

The_Sponge: cowgirl toffee: [media.giphy.com image 450x247]


Heh....what is that from?


The name escapes me.  Sorry.
 
2019-03-14 02:50:58 PM  

The_Sponge: IIRC:

In my state (WA), it is legal to flip off other drivers...provided that your hand is inside your car.  If you give the bird outside your car, it's considered an improper hand signal.  Or something like that.

And we all remember the proper hand signals from driver's ed:

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I thought that was taught as a standard hand signal. Maybe I just had this guy as an instructor.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (2/10) Movie CLIP - Student Driver (1988) HD
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2019-03-14 02:57:47 PM  
Looks like the court said the suit can carrion.
 
2019-03-14 02:58:22 PM  

invictus2: The_Sponge: cowgirl toffee: [media.giphy.com image 450x247]


Heh....what is that from?

vamp(1986)

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Yes!  Thank you.  I haven't seen it in over a decade.
 
2019-03-14 02:58:41 PM  
Good news for my buddy Rags!

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2019-03-14 02:59:19 PM  
Johnson:

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captjc:

I thought that was taught as a standard hand signal. Maybe I just had this guy as an instructor.

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LOL and LOL.
 
2019-03-14 03:05:05 PM  
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2019-03-14 03:06:28 PM  
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2019-03-14 03:10:28 PM  
This is good news for New Jersey.
 
2019-03-14 03:10:52 PM  
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2019-03-14 03:13:59 PM  
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// what good is freedom of speech if you're unable to speak?
 
2019-03-14 03:32:52 PM  
And yet every cop in the country seems to think that they have the ability to arrest you and charge you with an offense if you use foul language or act disrespectfully toward them.  I wonder where they learn such things.
 
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2019-03-14 03:39:13 PM  

LarryDan43: Contempt of cop can still get you killed. Be careful.


Only if you choose to be black
 
2019-03-14 03:48:41 PM  
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2019-03-14 03:52:51 PM  
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2019-03-14 04:54:36 PM  
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2019-03-14 05:27:54 PM  

BullBearMS: Weird.

The Supreme Court has already ruled that flipping off a cop is protected speech.

You would think that would have settled it. Not that I read TFA or anything.


I can't find anything saying the Supreme Court ever ruled specifically on this, though they have on language and challenges to cops - both free speech.
Other District Appellate courts have ruled the middle finger is constitutional, though.
 
2019-03-14 05:40:10 PM  
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2019-03-14 06:14:58 PM  
The Trashmen - Surfin Bird - Bird is the Word 1963 (RE-MASTERED) (ALT End Video) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
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2019-03-14 10:58:02 PM  
I don't think I have given the middle finger to someone since high school.  But this is still the right decision.
 
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