Sunday, July 22, 2007

The unpopularity that dare not speak its name

This is worse than Nixon ever had it.

An 82-year-old doctor in suburban Philadelphia is suing the local township for false arrest in connection with his having been collared by the cops for carrying an anti-war sign at a campaign event for President Bush a few years ago. The trial is set to begin tomorrow.

The judge in the case has dismissed a motion by attorneys for the township to bar the plaintiff's lawyers from mentioning Bush's name for fear that it will engender sympathy for the plaintiff among jurors.

The story is here.

(H/T to Crooks and Liars)

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