Monday, April 20, 2009

DHS sued

I'm not sure how credible this is, given the fact that the lead plaintiff is a radio talk show host, but it will be interesting.

Michigan Law School Sues DHS and Secretary Napolitano over right wing report.

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of conservative radio talk show host, Michael Savage, Gregg Cunningham (president of the pro-life organization Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, Inc.), and Iraqi War Marine veteran Kevin Murray, according to the Thomas More Web site.

The Law Center claims that Napolitano's department violated the First and Fifth Amendment rights of these the plaintiffs by attempting to chill their free speech, expressive association, and equal protection rights.

The lawsuit further claims that the Department of Homeland Security encourages law enforcement officers throughout the nation to target and report citizens to federal officials as suspicious rightwing extremists and potential terrorists because of their political beliefs.

The full text of the complaint can be read here.

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