Using the 1st Amendment to express themselves may have backfired. It would be funny if the whole situation was not so bad for the country.
Judicial Watch Asks DC Mayor for Permission to Paint ‘Because No One Is Above the Law!’ on Capitol Hill Street
Seeks Equal Access to New Free Speech Forum After DC Government Authorized Painting of Political Slogan on DC Street
JUNE 11, 2020|JUDICIAL WATCH
(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it has formally asked District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Attorney General Karl Racine for permission to paint “Because No One is Above the Law!” on a Capitol Hill street (Independence Ave, SW between 2nd and 4th Streets SW). The Judicial Watch message would be the identical size and coloring of the DC Government’s “Black Lives Matter” political message on 16th Street NW.
On June 5, 2020, after days of protests and riots in Washington, DC, Mayor Bowser authorized the painting of “Black Lives Matter” on 16th Street NW, and later allowed “Defund the Police” to be painted alongside it.
“Mayor Bowser made a decision to turn DC streets into a forum for public expression. Judicial Watch seeks equal access to use this new forum to educate Americans by painting our organization’s motto and motivation, ‘Because No One Is Above the Law!,’ on a Capitol Hill street,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This rule of law message is timely, as it a reminder that rule of law applies to – and protects – all Americans. If we are unlawfully denied access and face viewpoint discrimination, we are prepared to go to court to vindicate our First Amendment rights.”
The following is Judicial Watch’s June 10 letter to Mayor Bowser and Attorney General Racine:..
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