Breasts, Free Speech, Nude Dancing

The First Amendment Is a Beautiful Thing

lady godiva naked horseback.jpgConventional wisdom holds that civil rights and civil liberties “don’t poll well.” Court decisions vindicating them are often wildly unpopular with the public.
We suspect, however, that this ruling by a Florida appeals court may be enthusiastically received:

A woman who was arrested when she exposed her breasts, to protest laws that bar women from publicly going bare breasted, can demonstrate topless as part of a legitimate political protest, an appeals court has ruled.

The 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 5 upheld a Volusia County judge’s opinion that Elizabeth Book could protest while topless on the city’s Main Street Bridge.

Now prosecutor Scott Blauvelt just needs to figure out what he was “protesting” while walking around his office in the buff.
Fla. Court Upholds Topless Protest [Associated Press via How Appealing]
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