Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Oct 19, 2012 11:57 am CDT
A former Marine has sued over his arrest for wearing a jacket with the words “Occupy Everywhere” while in the U.S. Supreme Court’s museum corridor.
In a suit filed in Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday, Fitzgerald Scott claims a police officer told him his jacket was “a sign, a demonstration” that could not be worn in the Supreme Court, Reuters reports. Scott was looking at exhibitions at the time, the complaint says.
Federal prosecutors later dismissed the charge. Scott claims he was wrongly arrested because his jacket constituted speech protected by the First Amendment.