Supreme Court to Take on Case Involving Secret Service and Free Speech

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By Allan Lengel

The U.S. Supreme Court will step into a very interesting issue involving the U.S. Secret SErvice.

Bloomberg news reports that the court will consider whether Secret Service agents can be sued for keeping protesters blocks away from the president during public appearances.

Bloomberg says the case comes down to security issues versus free speech.

Bloomberg writes:

Seven Bush critics say the Secret Service showed favoritism toward the former president’s supporters during his October 2004 campaign stop inJacksonville, Oregon. The seven people say that, unlike pro-Bush demonstrators, they were forced to move two blocks from the hotel where the president was dining. A federal appeals court let their claims against two agents go forward.


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